February 21, 2017
Lisa Barnard, Senior Lecturer in Documentary Photography at the University of South Wales, features in Paul Lowe’s Behind the Camera: Creative Techniques of 100 Great Photographers book.
Lowe notes in the book:
“Barnard combines images, video, text, and installations in her work to expand the vocabulary she uses to engage with the difficult ideas she tackles. She believes that her practice reflects a contemporary documentary stance, engaging with complex ideas visually, using a variety of different forms and strategies, including text and appropriated material. However she clearly demonstrates that form and content must work together, the ideas must be sound and deep as well as the images resonant. Barnard says that research is the most important aspect of her practice, and she always starts with reading and listening, The visual aesthetic should not feel like an afterthought, to make the work appear contemporary.” (Lowe, 2016, p. 88)