Approved: 09.09.2021

Roy Barry

Artist, Editor, Film-maker, Lecturer / academic, Writer

Approved: 09.09.2021

As a photographer with mobility issues, my work challenges the limitations placed on my body by circumstance.

Often working from the comfort and security of the driving seat of my vehicle, I capture land and seascapes, which often include roads or tracks in the images, serving as a metaphor for the journey of my practice.

I am a constant traveller and seek to explore the relationships between humanity and nature and our evolving stewardship of the planet. I am also politically active and use my photography as a way to document inequality and try to bring about a more inclusive and caring society.

I shoot exclusively using a range of analogue film cameras, believing the process to be more romantic and engaging than digital.

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Artist Statement

As a photographer with mobility issues, my work challenges the limitations placed on my body by circumstance.

Often working from the comfort and security of the driving seat of my vehicle, I capture land and seascapes, which often include roads or tracks in the images, serving as a metaphor for the journey of my practice.

I am a constant traveller and seek to explore the relationships between humanity and nature and our evolving stewardship of the planet. I am also politically active and use my photography as a way to document inequality and try to bring about a more inclusive and caring society.

I shoot exclusively using a range of analogue film cameras, believing the process to be more romantic and engaging than digital.

I have a B.A. honours degree in Filmmaking and Photography and a Master of Arts postgraduate degree in Arts Practice, two of my proudest achievements.

CV & Education

I have recently completed my postgraduate M.A. in Arts Practice and previously gained a 1st class honours degree in filmmaking and photography at Glyndwr University in Wrexham.

I was the inaugural winner of the Disability Arts Cymru Arts Prize in 2020 and am currently working on a filmmaking commission for a project involving pan-European disability organisations and the European Cultural Fund. I am working on an exhibition to be held at the Ty Pawb Gallery in Wrexham, due to be shown in 2023 and in February of 2022, I will be returning to Glyndwr University to commence my PhD in Art.