About Rick Barks

Rick barks was born in Staffordshire in 1964 and moved to Derbyshire in 1969. After leaving school at sixteen he worked as an engineering apprentice for a large nationalised industry in Derby. However, he soon developed a keen interest in music and spent most of his spare time travelling up and down the country playing live music with a group of friends.
Rick returned to England to study photography, and after completing an HND at Bournemouth and Poole College of Art and Design he worked for a range of clients from small academic publishers through to large Japanese design agencies.
He has spent the last fifteen years teaching photography in a number of colleges from Burton to Brighton, and is now a Senior Lecturer in Photography at Staffordshire University.


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