Mandy Barker (b.1964, UK) received her MA Photography at De Montfort University in 2011. Her work involving marine plastic debris has received global recognition and has been published in over 25 countries. Barker has exhibited internationally including Syngenta Photography Award Exhibition 2015 and at the FotoFest 2016 Biennale. In 2012, she was awarded the Royal Photographic Society Environmental Bursary to cross the Pacific Ocean and has since received numerous awards including winner of the LensCulture Earth Award 2015 and the International Photography Award (IPA) in 2014. She has also been nominated several times for the prestigious Prix Pictet Award.