Lisa Barnard’s photographic practice discusses real events, embracing complex and innovative visual strategies that utilise both traditional documentary techniques with more contemporary and conceptually rigorous forms of representation. Barnard connects her interest in aesthetics, current photographic debates around materiality and the existing political climate.
“Barnard describes herself as a photographic artist, but her work seems unapologetically political. She pays homage to, and undercuts, the tropes of documentary realism”. Sean O Hagan, Guardian Review of ‘Chateau Despair’.
Barnard is a Reader in Photography and Programme leader on the MA in Documentary Photography at The University of South Wales. She has two publications both with GOST, Chateau Despairsupported by the Arts Council and Hyenas of the Battlefield, Machines in the Garden supported by the Albert Renger Patzsche Book Award. Her new project, The Canary and the Hammer is supported by the Getty Images Prestige Grant and will be published by MACK early in 2019.