Barry Lewis

Barry Lewis is a London-based photographer and filmmaker, founder of 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 2019 his images from Butlins in the 1980s will be shown at Turner Contemporary as part of the “Resort” show. 

Since 2010 Barry has worked with musician David Toop and 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 with a performance at the Purcell Room on the South Bank in September 2018..In July 2018 Barry’s film “Pond” was streamed by NTS as part of a performance by Ryuichi Sakamoto and David Toop.

Recent publications include: 

Blackpool 1984-1989 [Café Royal books]

Butlins Holiday Camp 1982 [Café Royal books]

Soho in the 1990s [Café Royal books]

Vaguely Lost in Shangri-la: 14 years of the Glastonbury Festival [Flood Publications] 

Miami Beach 1985-2000 [Hoxton Mini Press, 2019]

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.