Steven Barritt is an artist, photographer and Lecturer based in London whose work has been shown in The National Portrait Gallery and The Photographers Gallery, The Moscow Museum of Modern Art, as well as selected group shows and solo exhibitions and more recently at Format festival in Derby, Recontres D'Arles, and the BJP Portrait of Britain.
His photographic practice is focused on the idea of ambiguity and the slippage between the photograph and truth, surface and meaning. Starting from a conceptual engagement with research, his practice often entails carefully constructed images that explore recurring themes of mythologising, performance, human relations, human endeavour and philosophy. Employing different approaches and aesthetic strategies his practice explores our understanding of the world around us and the relationship between the real and the photographed representation. The transformative and performative nature of photography provides a framework for him to experiment with ways of representing complex or problematic issues.