Christopher Barr 

T 07927946342

E christopherbarrphotography@mail.com

Christopher Barr is a leading award winning international portrait, editorial, film stills photographer, fine artist & academic researcher based in Belfast, Dublin and London.

He has over fifteen years of experience within the film industry specializing in all aspects of unit stills.

Christopher’s award winning photographs from film sets and editorial commissions are much sought after. 

Recent credits include BBC Period Drama Death and Nightingales Starring Matthew Rhys Jamie Dornan, Ann Skelly, and Mrs Wilson starring Ruth Wilson, Iain Glen and Keeley Hawes and also Feature Film  Abner Pastoll’s ‘A Good Woman is Hard to Find’ starring Sarah Bolger.

His body of work includes film stills, publicity, portraiture, fine art and editorial photography.

His latest work documenting the death of his father from cancer has just been featured in American Suburb X and also Fotomuseum Antwerp, Wired UK,

Wired Japan,  ELLE, and is widely acknowledged as a seminal piece of documentry photography (link attached).

 

 


Photography/Design

A Selection of work attached

 

Film/Tv

BBC

Soft Border Patrol

Director: Kerri Collins

Producer Marie McDonald

Series 2

2018

Dublin Murders

Euston Films

Director Saul Dibb

Producer Carmel Maloney

2018

Counsel

BBC Drama

Producer

Julie Gardener

2018

Death and Nightingales

BBC Drama

Producer Jonathan Cavendish

2018 

 

Mrs Wilson

BBC Drama

Producer Jackie Larkin

2018

 

A good woman is hard to find

Director: Abner Pastoll

Producer Guillaume Benski

2018

 

Stigma

Writer/Director:  Helen Warner

2017

 

Noob 

Director: Paul Kennedy

Producer: Louise Gallagher

2016

 

Wilderness 

Producer: Robert Bernstein

Director: M.J. Bassett

2016

 

Ghost Machine

Director: Chris Hartwill

Producer: Mark Huffam

2009

 

 Oscar and Isabelle

Director: Flora Skivington 

New York Film Festival Winner 

2008

 

The Carnival Queen

Director: David McCrea

2008

Carpe Diem

Director: Michael Corish

2007

 

Johnny Was

Director: Mark Hammond

Producer: Ira Besserman

2006

 

48 Angels

Director: Marion Comer

Producer: Kieran Corrigan

2006

 

Big Phil’s Piggy Back Ride 

Director: Andrew Tohill

2005

 

Rain

Director:Ryan Kernaghan

2005

 

The Cat

Director: Franziska-Maria Apprich

2005

 

Isobel and Oscar

Director: Flora Skivington 

Cinematographer: Peter Strietmann

New York Film Festival Winner 

2008

 

City of Ember

Director: Gil Kenan

2008

 

Peacefire

Director: Macdara Vallely

Producer: Sarah Perr

Galway Film Festival Winner 

2008

 

Television

 

BBC

Soft Border Patrol

Director: Iain Davidson

Series 1

2018

 

 

 

CBBC

Secret Life of Boys

Director: Max Myers 

Producer: Trevor Klein

Series 2

2017

BAFTA Award Winners

 

CBBC

Millie Inbetween

Director: Terry Loane 

Producer: Ali Bryer Carron

Series 2-4 

2015-17

 

We Are You

Out of Orbit

Tinker Taylor

Director: John Beer

Producer: Brian Falconer

Royal Television Society Award Winners 

2017

 

BBC 

Across the Line

2012

 

BBC 

EMU

Director: Angela De Chastelai and Dez McCarthy

Producer: Candida Julian Jone 

2007

 

Endemol

Dirty Sanshez

Irish Tour

2007 

 

BBC

Class Distinction

2008

 

CiTV

Bels Boys

Director: Nigel Bristow and Dez McCarthy

Producer: Chris Pilkington, Colin McKeown and Sue Breen 

2008

 

Skil TG4

Series 

2008

 

UTV

Kelly Show

2006-2010

 

 

 

Exhibitions

Belfast Exposed

10 year Anniversary

Belfast Schoo of Art

April 2018

 

4th International Photography Festival

Middle East

May 2016

 

Dali Photofestival

China

August 2015

 

Void Gallery/Mark Wallinger

Derry

Horse

2015

 

Aleppo Photo Festival

Le Pont Gallery

January 2015

 

Belfast School of Art

Artists Notebooks

March 2015- December 2105

 

Pingyao Photofestival

China

September 2014

 

Backlight Festival Finland

Photography

August 2014

 

Gallery of Photography Dublin

(Group) MFA Photography

August 2014

 

Gallery of Photography Dublin

Horse Identification

January 2014

 

Belfast Exposed

Interim MFA Photography

April 2013

 

University of Ulster/Design Week

New Arts Spaces

May 2010

 

Castle Espie

At least thirteen ways of looking at a Black Bird Mixed media (Group)

December 2009

 

University of California Irvine Picturing Peace

Photography (Group)

August 2006

 

Belfast City Hall Picturing Peace Photography (Group) August 2006

 

Catalyst Arts Photography (Group) June 2006

 

Phoenix Natural Gas Energy In Art competition Mixed media (Group) 2005

 

Waterfront Hall

20/20

Mixed Media (Group) Febuary 2005

 

Baylor University

Come Talk Your Heart

Black & White Images from West Africa May 2005

 

University of Namibia

Come Talk Your Heart

Black & White Images from West Africa August 2004

 

University of Ulster

Come Talk Your Heart

Black & White Images from West Africa June 2004

 

Bibliography.

ELLEMEN ShanghaiJune 2018

Wired Japan June 2018

Reformiert June 2018

Konbini June 2018

Wired UK Magazine June 2018

FOMU Antwerp EXTRA 23 May 2018

Junior Magazine February 2018

American Suburb X December 2017

4th International Photography Festival Catalogue 2016

British Journal of Photography August 2015

British Journal of Photography September 2015

BKN Magazine Issue 2 May 2016

Ulster University SPE November 2015/2016

The Beauty of Experiment ISBN 978-1-905476-87-9.

Publications

Come Talk Your Heart

Gamsberg Mcmillan/New Namibia Press Co Author

Keamogetsi Joseph Molapong/Christopher Barr 2004

ISBN: 999163181X9789991631813

Collections

University of Ulster

Come Talk Your Heart

Keamogetsi Joseph Molapong/Chris Barr

University of Namibia

Come Talk Your Heart

Keamogetsi Joseph Molapong/Chris Barr

University of Ulster

New Art Spaces

Programming

Ulster Design Festival, Photographic Content 2015.

Curator

Belfast Exposed, Futures Gallery Stage 3 Exhibition 2015

Belfast Exposed Futures Gallery Stage 3 Exhibition 2016

Newspapers

Reformiert

The Times

The Guardian 

The Irish Times 

The Independent 

The Mirror

Design a selection of work

AV Browne

Northern Ireland Environment Agency 

National Trust

University of Ulster

University of Texas

RIAD, University of Ulsater

QUB

Frank

Research

Belfast School of Architecture

Conflict of Cartography

University of California Irvine Design lead Cognative Study Dr Robert Beck

Lawrance University Wisconsin

Belfast School of Art REF 2014

Belfast School of Art Textiles (Shadow Tissues)

Teaching

I am currently teaching Part time in the University of Ulster, Fashion & Textiles, 3D Design, Architecture.

Previous Postion, Part Time Lecturer, Foundation Photography, Visual Communication.

Belfast Exposed 

Stage 1-4 Documentary Photography

Photoshop Advanced, Landscape Photography

Awards and Grants.

Arts Council NI 2011 SIAP

Arts Council NI 2015 SIAP

Arts Council Ni 2017 SIAP