Wayne Barrar’s photography centres on the intersection of nature and culture. His projects consider the contemporary landscape and its modification and the way in which people interact with and re-define nature.

His recent work also considers the loss of national and ecological borders and other aspects of globalised space. These projects increasingly engage with interactions between ecology, science and the broader cultural practices that shape our environment, at times drawing on his background and interest in biological sciences.

Wayne’s other research interests include the history of New Zealand photography (with particular emphasis on nineteenth-century practice) and landscape representation in the Pacific.

Images and text on this site © Wayne Barrar 1985-2023; moral rights asserted