Barry Salzman, born in Zimbabwe and schooled in South Africa, has an MFA in Photography, Video and Related Media from The School of Visual Arts in New York City, a Bachelor of Business Science degree from the University of Cape Town, and an MBA from Harvard Business School. Barry started his career in the business sector but has since then become a full-time award-winning contemporary artist, with his projects being widely published and showcased across the globe.
Barry works primarily in photography, video, and mixed media. His interest in photography was sparked as a mere teenager when he was moved to document the racially segregated areas under Apartheid in an effort to understand the racial inequality that surrounded him. His work has since continued to explore the social, political, and economic challenges we face daily.
His most recent project explores the recurrence of modern-day genocide and is titled, “The Day I Became Another Genocide Victim”. This project endeavors to humanize victims of the genocide in Rwanda for which he received the 2018 International Photographer of the Year award in the Deeper Perspective category from the International Photography Awards (IPA).