He has exhibited his work in Brazil, China and Romania. Barros received a Fellowship in Photography from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts in 1984.
His latest work is Figuring Space, a multi-media project consisting of photographs, an illustrated book and long-form essay, and a video. Using the figure as his avatar, Barros explores space as a metaphor. “Until we encounter a boundary, or until it is replaced with something else, space is completely invisible to us,” Barros writes. “We perceive space only when it ends.”
Critics have called his award-winning book, Facing Sculpture: A Portfolio of Portraits, Sculpture and Related Ideas, psychologically honest and complex. Largely self-taught in photography, he is also a curator and a teacher. Barros’ personal work is in the permanent collection of eleven museums, including:
Read a profile of Ricardo Barros written by Pat Summers.