Barry Lewis is a London-based photographer and filmmaker, founder of the agency Network Photographers, who has worked internationally for books and magazines from Life magazine to National Geographic.
As well as photo-journalism and portraiture, he has directed over 20 documentaries, commercials and art films. His work has been exhibited at the V&A, The Museum of London, The Photographers Gallery and Modern Art Oxford.
Notable exhibitions and awards include Positive Lives (1993), a book and international exhibition about living with AIDS; the World Press Award’s Oscar Barnac Medal for humanitarian photography(1990).
In 2010 Barry worked with musician David Toop, singer Elaine Mitchener to produce the mixed-media production “Of Leonardo” for the Teatro Fondamenta Nuove, Venice. A new version, choreographed by Dam Van Huynh, now tours internationally and was performed at the Purcell Room on the South Bank in September 2018.
Recently books include Miami Beach 1985-2000; Blackpool 1984-1989; Soho in the 90s; Vaguely Lost in Shangri-la: photographs from the Glastonbury Festival.
Barry is currently developing several film projects, including, “The Question: What do you think happens when you die?” based on a wide spectrum of interviews including teenagers, hospice patients and quantum theorists.