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Daniel Barter is a graduate of the MA Photography programme at the London College of Communication. His early photographic process was concerned with the contemporary ruin; dealing with concepts of nostalgia, the pace of development in the modern age, and how artists and audiences in an increasingly technological environment react to the past. His desire to find authentic experiences, and his love of history and heritage, prompted him to explore photographic methods outside the digital realm, and he found himself more at home with the alchemy of nineteenth century photographic processes.

Working out of his studio in Hornchurch, Essex, Daniel offers standard and creative portrait sessions as well as working on personal projects. In addition, he teaches the technique in workshops at Photofusion in South London.


MA Photography                                               2015
University of the Arts London
BA Conservation                                               2012
University of the Arts London

Group Exhibitions
"0 1", Eden Project, Cornwall, 2018                                            “Fishing for Iconography”  A Smith Gallery, Johnson City, TN 2016
“Glass and Tin”, Don’t Take Pictures, Washington, 2016
“The Present Hurts”, London College of Communication, London, 2015
“Art of Angel”, Candid Arts Trust, London, 2015
“Dead Space”, Flaxon Ptootch, London, 2013

Books and Anthologies
“World’s Lost Places”, Mitteldeutscher Verlag, 2014
“States of Decay”, Carpet Bombing Culture, 2013
“Chernobyl’s Atomic Legacy”, Jonglez, 2012

Selected Press                                                                              "Daniel Barter Takes On Abandoned New York", All That is Interesting, 2016                                                                                     “Abandoned Germany”, Yahoo News, 2014
“Left to rot”, The Daily Mail, 2014                                              “Ruinas Habitadas”, Arqa Magazine, 2014                                           “America in Ruins”, The Guardian, 2013
“America’s Real Life Apocalypse”, Esquire, 2013
“Photographers find beauty in ‘states of decay’”, CNN, 2013
Interview on BBC Newsnight, 2013                                            Interview on BBC World Service Radio, 2013

Nominated for Magnum & Photo London's Graduate Photographers Award 2016

Workshop Leader at Photofusion, Wet Plate Collodion, 2016 -
Lecturer at Middlesex University, BSc Multimedia Computing , 2014 - 2015
Guest Teacher at Winchmore Hill Secondary School, A-Level Multimedia, 2014 - 2016