Ricardo Barros

Ricardo Barros is a professional photographer and videographer with commercial and fine art clients throughout the United States.  Barros is an FAA licensed drone pilot (sUAS remote pilot), who uses a drone to take high quality photographs and video for short documentary films. See a list of  clients, museums, and exhibitions.

His latest work Riverside Silos focuses on the industrial landscape in Bristol, Pennsylvania. Referring to a set of enormous storage silos he writes: “… the sheer geometry of these forms begs for a study of light, shadow and space.”

Figuring Space presents photographs, an essay, and a companion video.  Using the figure, Barros explores space as a metaphor: “Until we encounter a boundary, space is completely invisible to us. We perceive space only when it ends.” Read Doug Wallack’s review.

Critics have called his award-winning book, Facing Sculpture:  A Portfolio of Portraits, Sculpture and Related Ideas, psychologically honest and complex.  Magdalena Abakanowicz, one of the sculptors Barros portrayed, wrote: “What a superb, unusual book! What a significant work of art … Thank you for this work beyond categories.” Read Barry Schwabsky’s New York Times review of the Facing Sculpture exhibition at Grounds For Sculpture.


Bloomberg LP
Capital Health Hospital
Dana Communications
DeCordova Museum & Sculpture Park
Drexel University
Forsgate Country Club
Grounds for Sculpture
Harvard University
Holt’s Cigar Company
International Sculpture Center
Investment Advisor Magazine
Kean University
Knight Architects
Locks Gallery
Marlborough Gallery

Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Princeton Health Care System Foundation
Princeton Medical Center
Princeton University
Profile Public Relations
Rat’s Restaurant
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Robert Wood Johnson Hospital
Sculpture Foundation
Seagrams Americas
Stuart Country Day School
Sullivan Building and Design
Taft and Partners
Temple University
US Dept. of State
Yale University


Barros’ work is in the permanent collection of eleven museums, including:

  • Smithsonian Museum of American Art
  • Museu de Arte de São Paulo (MASP), Brazil
  • Museu da Imagem e do Som (MIS), Brazil
  • Philadelphia Museum of Art
  • Fogg Art Museum
  • DeCordova Museum

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2017 CameraWork Gallery, Scranton, PA
2017 Taft Communications, Lawrenceville, NJ
2013 Gallery 219, Trenton, NJ
2008 Kean University, NJ
2007 The DeCordova Museum, Lincoln, MA
2005 National Liberty Museum, Philadelphia, PA
2005 Southern Vermont Arts Center, Manchester, VT
2005 Johnson & Johnson Corporate Headquarters, New Brunswick, NJ.
2004 Free Library of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA
2004 The Ellarslie Museum, Trenton, NJ
2004 Marsha Child Contemporary Gallery, Princeton, NJ
2000 Keyes Gallery, Springfield, MO
1998 Grounds For Sculpture Museum, Hamilton, NJ
1990 Museu da Imagem e do Som (MIS) Brazil
1984 Museu de Arte de São Paulo (MASP), Brazil