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Barbara & Zafer Baran

Barbara Baran (born 1956, UK) and Zafer Baran (born 1955, Turkey) are collaborative artists working mainly with photography. The Barans met and began to collaborate when they were fellow students at Goldsmiths College, London. Since their first collaboration as photographic artists in 1981, they have exhibited in Britain, France, USA, Turkey and Israel.

Public collections holding their work include the Victoria and Albert Museum; the National Media Museum, Bradford; the Royal Horticultural Society; and Tel Aviv Museum of Art. In 2004, the Barans participated in the major group exhibition Rose c'est la vie: On Flowers in Contemporary Art, at Tel Aviv Museum of Art; selected works from their Ephemera series were displayed at the Victoria and Albert Museum in Camera-less Photography: Recent Gifts to the V& A Collection (2005-08). Other camera-less photographs by the Barans have been included in two other exhibitions at the V&A: A History of Camera-less Photography (2010-11), and Picturing Plants: Masterpieces of Botanical Illustration (2011). A major retrospective exhibition, Observatory (Rasathane), was held at the Istanbul Museum of Modern Art (Nov 2013 – May 2014).

Barbara and Zafer Baran first exhibited with England & Co in 2008: their work was featured in the exhibition Is there anybody out there? (2008). They had a solo exhibition, Turner's View/Star Drawings (2011) which examined two of their photographic projects that dealt with different aspects of the skies and heavens: Turner's View was an extension of the artists' earlier, land-based documentary work, and Star Drawings is an on-going project born out of their lifelong interest in experimental photography, astronomy and drawing. In May 2018, they exhibited early photographs from the late 1970s and early 1980s with England & Co at Photo London, Somerset House.



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Colonnaded Street, Side, South Turkey - Details


Colonnaded Street, Side, South Turkey 1982
16 x 12 ins
Vintage silver gelatin print on fibre-based paper. A/P from the series Side.

Exhibited at Impressions Gallery of Photography, York, 1983 (solo show), where it was used for exhibition poster.



Day Four, Woods (Inner Square Panorama), June 1982    - Details


Day Four, Woods (Inner Square Panorama), June 1982

Zafer Baran: Set of 8 vintage silver gelatin prints on fibre-based paper. Paper size 10 x 8 ins, each print.
Unique prints from the series Seven Days in Norfolk. Not previously exhibited.

Carnivores - Details


Carnivores Natural History Museum, London 1983

Barbara Baran: Vintage silver gelatin print on fibre-based paper, 9 x 11.6 inches. From the series Natural Histories. Exhibited at Impressions Gallery of Photography, York, 1983 (solo show).

Wildlife in Danger - Details


Wildlife in Danger Natural History Museum, London 1983

Barbara Baran: Vintage silver gelatin print on fibre-based paper, 9 x 11.6 ins. From the series Natural Histories. Exhibited at Impressions Gallery of Photography, York, 1983 (solo show).

Star Drawing 7001 - Details


Star Drawing 7001 2010
12 x 18 inches
Archival pigment print
Edition of 7
Ref: BZB52
Star Drawing 6975 - Details


Star Drawing 6975 2010
12 x 18 inches
Archival pigment print
Edition of 7
Ref: BZB51
Star Drawing 7006 - Details


Star Drawing 7006 2010
12 x 18 inches
Archival pigment print
Edition of 7
Ref: BZB53
Blue Moon 9764 - Details


Blue Moon 9764 2010
12 x 18 inches
Archival pigment print
Edition of 7
Ref: BZB59
Moon Drawing 9492 - Details


Moon Drawing 9492

Archival pigment print
Edition of 7
Ref: BZB34
Moon Drawing 9524 - Details


Moon Drawing 9524 2010
12 x 18 inches
Archival pigment print
Edition of 7
Ref: BZB36
Moon Drawing 9514 - Details


Moon Drawing 9514 2010
12 x 18 inches
Archival pigment print
Edition of 7
Ref: BZB35
Blue Moon 9229 - Details


Blue Moon 9229 2010
12 x 18 inches
Archival pigment print
Edition of 7
Ref: BZB57
Moon Drawing 3284 - Details


Moon Drawing 3284 2010
12 x 18 inches
Archival pigment print
Edition of 7
Ref: BZB32
Moon Drawing 3292 - Details


Moon Drawing 3292 2010
12 x 18 inches
Archival pigment print
Edition of 7
Ref: BZB33
Moon Drawing 3282 - Details


Moon Drawing 3282 2010
12 x 18 inches
Archival pigment print
Edition of 7
Ref: BZB31
Blue Moon 9449 - Details


Blue Moon 9449 2010
12 x 18 inches
Archival pigment print
Edition of 7
Ref: BZB58
Blue Moon 9816 - Details


Blue Moon 9816 2010
12 x 18 inches
Archival pigment print
Edition of 7
Ref: BZB60
Star Drawing 4690 - Details


Star Drawing 4690 2010
12 x 18 inches
Archival pigment print
Edition of 7
Ref: BZB42
Star Drawing 4688 - Details


Star Drawing 4688 2010
12 x 18 inches
Archival pigment print
Edition of 7
Ref: BZB41
Star Drawing 4695 - Details


Star Drawing 4695 2010
12 x 18 inches
Archival pigment print
Edition of 7
Ref: BZB43
Moon Drawing 3271 - Details


Moon Drawing 3271 2010
8 x 12 inches
C-type print
Edition of 10
Ref: BZB22
Moon Drawing 3272 - Details


Moon Drawing 3272
8 x 12 inches
C-type print
Edition of 10
Ref: BZB23
Moon Drawing 3270 - Details


Moon Drawing 3270
8 x 12 inches
C-type print
Edition of 10
Ref: BZB21
Star Drawing 5860 - Details


Star Drawing 5860 2010
12 x 18 inches
Archival pigment print
Edition of 7
Ref: BZB50
Star Drawing 5855 - Details


Star Drawing 5855 2010
12 x 18 inches
Archival pigment print
Edition of 7
Ref: BZB48
Star Drawing 5856 - Details


Star Drawing 5856 2010
12 x 18 inches
Archival pigment print
Edition of 7
Ref: BZB49
Star Drawing 7012 - Details


Star Drawing 7012 2010
12 x 18 inches
Archival pigment print
Edition of 7
Ref: BZB54
Star Drawing 2310 - Details


Star Drawing 2310 2009
12 x 18 inches
Archival pigment print
Edition of 7
Ref: BZB40
Turner's View, 18:30, 10.02.08 - Details


Turner's View, 18:30, 10.02.08 2008
23 x 60 inches
C-type print
Edition of 7
Ref: BZB29
Turner's View, 18:52, 04.10.07 - Details


Turner's View, 18:52, 04.10.07 2007

C-type print 23 x 60 inches
Edition of 7
Ref: BZB27
Turner's View, 19:50, 15.08.08 - Details


Turner's View, 19:50, 15.08.08 2008
23 x 60 inches
C-type print
Edition of 7
Ref: BZB26
Turner's View, 18:48, 04.10.07 - Details


Turner's View, 18:48, 04.10.07 2007
23 x 60 inches
C-type print
Edition of 7
Ref: BZB30
Turner's View, 19:03, 18.09.07 - Details


Turner's View, 19:03, 18.09.07 2007
23 x 60 inches
C-type print
Edition of 7
Ref: BZB24
Turner's View, 16:53, 05.11.06  - Details


Turner's View, 16:53, 05.11.06 2006
23 x 60 inches
C-type print
Edition of 7
Ref: BZB25
Star Drawing 0830 - Details


Star Drawing 0830 2009

Archival pigment print
Edition of 7
Ref: BZB38
Star Drawing 0809 - Details


Star Drawing 0809 2009
12 x 18 inches
Archival pigment print
Edition of 7
Ref: BZB37
Star Drawing 2306 - Details


Star Drawing 2306 2009
12 x 18 inches
Archival pigment print
Edition of 7
Ref: BZB39
Star Drawing 5846 - Details


Star Drawing 5846 2010
12 x 18 inches
Archival pigment print
Edition of 7
Ref: BZB46
Star Drawing 5823 - Details


Star Drawing 5823 2010
12 x 18 inches
Archival pigment print
Edition of 7
Ref: BZB44
Star Drawing 5834 - Details


Star Drawing 5834 2010
12 x 18 inches
Archival pigment print
Edition of 7
Ref: BZB45
Star Drawing 5847 - Details


Star Drawing 5847 2010
12 x 18 inches
Archival pigment print
Edition of 7
Ref: BZB47
Ephemera #98 - Details


Ephemera #98 2002
40 x 33 inches
Archival pigment print
Edition of 5

Ephemera #135 - Details


Ephemera #135 2002
40 x 33 inches
Archival pigment print
Edition of 5

Ephemera #113 - Details


Ephemera #113 2002
40 x 33 inches
Archival pigment print
Edition of 5

Ephemera #129 - Details


Ephemera #129 2002
40 x 33 inches
Archival pigment print
Edition of 5

Are We Alone? - Details


Are We Alone? 2001
27 x 27 inches
C-type print
Edition of 5

Observatory 7 - Details


Observatory 7 2002
27 x 27 inches
C-type print
Edition of 5

Fluid Bodies #1 - Details


Fluid Bodies #1 2007
Size variable
C-type print

Fluid Bodies #2 - Details


Fluid Bodies #2 2007
Size variable
C-type print

Fluid Bodies #8 - Details


Fluid Bodies #8 2007
Size variable
C-type print

Fluid Bodies #9 - Details


Fluid Bodies #9 2007
Size variable
C-type print

Fluid Bodies #10 - Details


Fluid Bodies #10 2007
Size variable
C-type print

Fluid Bodies #11 - Details


Fluid Bodies #11 2007
Size variable
C-type print

Particles #7 - Details


Particles #7 2007
Size variable
C-type print

Particles #3 - Details


Particles #3 2007
Size variable
C-type print

Particles #4 - Details


Particles #4 2007
Size variable
C-type print

Particles #1 - Details


Particles #1 2007
Size variable
C-type print

Magnolia - Details


Magnolia 2004
12.5 x 17.75 inches
Archival pigment print
Edition

Dahlia #120 - Details


Dahlia #120 2003
12.5 x 12.5 inches
Archival pigment print
Edition of 5
Flower Cabinet series


Delphinium #163 - Details


Delphinium #163 2003
12.5 x 12.5 inches
Archival pigment print
Edition of 5
Flower Cabinet series


Lily #143 - Details


Lily #143 2003
12.5 x 12.5 inches
Archival pigment print
Edition of 5
Flower Cabinet series


Lily #115 - Details


Lily #115 2003
12.5 x 12.5 inches
Archival pigment print
Edition of 5
Flower Cabinet series


Delphinium #24 - Details


Delphinium #24 2003
12.5 x 12.5 inches
Archival pigment print
Edition of 5
Flower Cabinet series


Dianthus #33 - Details


Dianthus #33 2003
12.5 x 12.5 inches
Archival pigment print
Edition of 5
Flower Cabinet series


Delphinium #28 - Details


Delphinium #28 2003
12.5 x 12.5 inches
Archival pigment print
Edition of 5
Flower Cabinet series


Dianthus #135 - Details


Dianthus #135 2003
17.75 x 12.5 inches
Archival pigment print
Edition of 5
Flower Cabinet series


Orchid #177 - Details


Orchid #177 2003
12.5 x 12.5 inches
Archival pigment print
Edition of 5
Flower Cabinet series


Ephemera #1 - Details


Ephemera #1 2002
46 x 33 inches
Archival pigment print
Edition of 5

Ephemera #143 - Details


Ephemera #143 2002
28 x 46 inches
Archival pigment print
Edition of 5

Ephemera #147 - Details


Ephemera #147 (diptych) 2002
Each 46 x 28 inches
Archival pigment prints
Edition of 5

Ephemera #140 - Details


Ephemera #140 2002
33 x 36.5 inches
Archival pigment print
Edition of 5

Ephemera #164 - Details


Ephemera #164 2002
46 x 28.5 inches
Archival pigment print
Edition of 5

Observatory 5 - Details


Observatory 5 2002
7 x 7 inches
Archival pigment print
Edition of 10

Observatory 3 - Details


Observatory 3 2002
7 x 7 inches
Archival pigment print
Edition of 10

Observatory 6 - Details


Observatory 6 2002
7 x 7 inches
Archival pigment print
Edition of 10

Observatory 4 - Details


Observatory 4 2002
7 x 7 inches
Archival pigment print
Edition of 10

Observatory 1 - Details


Observatory 1 2002
7 x 7 inches
Archival pigment print
Edition of 10

Xanthos 16 - Details


Xanthos 16 2007
12.5 x 12.5 inches
Archival pigment print
Edition of 10

Xanthos 2 - Details


Xanthos 2 2007
12.5 x 12.5 inches
Archival pigment print
Edition of 10

Letoon 15 - Details


Letoon 15 2007
12.5 x 12.5 inches
Archival pigment print
Edition of 10