A Very Brief Biography
Barry Mead FRPS, EFIAP/d3, MPAGB, APAGB
I became involved with photography while studying Fine Art and used it as a recording tool. During my early years as an art teacher photography became a consuming passion as well as part of my teaching work. By the 1980’s I was involved in large format landscape work and very original creative pieces stretching darkroom techniques to their limits.From 1985 I have been exhibiting widely, including one-man shows in Dublin and the Royal Photographic Society, Octagon,Bath. For many years I ran workshops at the RPS in Bath and as far away as Malta. I became a Fellow of the Royal Photographic Society in 1990 and was awarded the 1991 Fenton Medal of the RPS including Honorary Life Membership of the RPS. Work from this period can be found in collections in the UK , Europe and North America. I gave up full-time teaching in 1998 and I am now involved with photography full-time. Since 1998 I have had the time to develop my Wildlife Photography, much of which, has been accepted in International Exhibitions in the UK and around the world. Since 2013 I have put most of my efforts into my creative work which has gained a great many awards in International salons/exhibitions.