Born in London 1966, Sociology Degree at Leeds University 1986 - 1989, Photography at Kitson College Leeds 1989 -1991. He has exhibited widely. Winner of the BJP / Nikon End Frame Award, 2004. Lives and works in Axbridge, Somerset.
Barry Cawston's photographic subject matter is diverse. He tends to work in series, seemingly moving randomly between architecture, interiors, portraiture, landscape and social documentary but his style always remains recognisable and his photographs have an almost painterly quality that seems both contemporary and classical.
Recently bodies of work include 'Echoes from the Arboretum', 'Are We There Yet?' A Day trip to Banksy's Dismaland and Weston-super-Mare, Russia 'Far From Black and White' and 'Disturbia', a collaborative project with artist Anthony Garratt. These projects have culminated in high profile exhibitions, published books and touring museum shows. Later this year Cawston begins his biggest project to date 'Threads, A Tale of Two Cities' which will compare the two historical textile cities of Manchester in the UK with Kanpur in India which will combine elements of his architectural and social documentary themes.