The latest news on photography, photographers, exhibitions and related events in Wales - from the photographer-led community and Podcast on www.ffoton.wales
Walking Cardiff : Book launch
Ffoton joined Newport-based photographer John Briggs for a special event in Cardiff on Saturday 9 November to launch ‘Walking Cardiff’ - a new book he collaborated on with author and poet Peter Finch and published by Seren Books.
l-r: photographer John Briggs, writer Peter Finch, and event Chair - novelist and literary critic Grahame Davies
Walking Cardiff is a new book published by Seren and brings together twenty walks around the bustling capital of Wales in a guide that visits the new and the ancient, the difficult, the undiscovered, the lesser-knowns, the artistic, the entertaining, the quirky and the unexpected - uncovering Cardiff past and present for all to enjoy.
— Seren Books
The authors describing some of the more interesting walks around Cardiff. Image © Brian Carroll
The animated Peter Finch describing the ‘psychic centre’ of Cardiff with photographer John Briggs capturing the moment. Image © Brian Carroll
To mark the launch of the new book, Seren hosted a free event in Jurys Hotel in Cardiff bringing together author Peter Finch and photographer John Briggs in conversation with Grahame Davies.
Our thanks to the authors and Seren Books for agreeing to record the event.
You can find out more about the book on Seren’s website - www.serenbooks.com
James Morris - TIME AND REMAINS OF PALESTINE talk with poet Damian Gorman
Photographer James Morris talking about his work made in Palestine and exhibited in Ffotogaleri y Gofeb in Machynlleth 11 June - 5 October 2019.
Joining Peter for this special talk on was Irish poet Damian Gorman who discussed his own time in Palestine and read some of his own work on the day.
Ffotogallery - Fanny Street opening
Ffotogallery celebrated the opening of their new home on Fanny Street in the Cathays area of Cardiff on the evening of Wednesday 11 September 2019.If you didn’t have an invite, you’ll have missed the opening speeches by new Chair of their Board of Trustees Mathew Talfan and current Director David Drake. So we recorded it for posterity.
Congratulations to the Ffotogallery team on securing a home and new gallery space - and for the initial refurbishment efforts to create an immediately useable gallery and library space.
“The beginning of a new chapter…”
Ffoton believes it important that all photographers in Wales have a listen and keep track of actual delivery on the many aspirational goals mentioned in the recording since, in their own words…“Ffotogallery is the national development agency for photography and lens-based media in Wales”.This self-ascribed title attracts £199,472.00 of Welsh Government public funding via Arts Council Wales* - so it’s important that photographers across Wales share in the benefits of this funding annually.
Pay attention folks.
*source: latest Ffotogallery Accounts to 31 March 2018 on Charity Commission website (worth a read)
When words become unclear, I shall focus with photographs.
When images become inadequate, I shall be content with silence.
— Ansel Adams
Rituals of Intimacy - Photographers Talk
Photography talk at Ffotogaleri y Gofeb in Machynlleth by group exhibition photographers John Blakemore, Pete Davis, Marian Delyth, Peter Cattrell and Aled Rhys Hughes
The South Wales Project
'The South Wales Project' members Jon Pountney, Sean Marshall-Waters and Anna Jones discuss their new documentary photography project on the South Wales Valleys and explain how they'd like other contributors to get involved.
Recorded at The Workers Galley in Ynyshir, Porth on Saturday 13 April 2019.
Paul Cabuts - CHAPEL talk 13 April 2019
Photographer Paul Cabuts gives an artist talk to accompany his CHAPEL exhibition in The Workers Gallery, Ynyshir on Saturday 13 April 2019.