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 an Associate of the RPS in October 1989 and a Fellow of the Royal Photographic Society in April 1990; I 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 done less wildlife and most of my efforts into my creative work which has gained a great many awards in International salons/exhibitions.