• Oriel Colwyn (above Theatr Colwyn) (map)
  • Abergele Road, Old Colwyn
  • Wales, LL29 7RU
  • United Kingdom

A new exhibition curated by Paul Sampson and Grant Scott.

Oriel Colwyn is pleased to be collaborating with The United Nations of Photography to exhibit, in what is believed to be a UK first, a selection of the portraits Jay has taken of prominent individuals in the medium of photography.

Bill Jay's snapshots provide momentary views of the demeanor, and in some instances the working methods, of multiple generations of photographers, including Weegee, Cornell Capa, Aaron Siskind, Barbara Crane, Robert Heinecken, Duane Michals, and Mary Ellen Mark.

The exhibition opens on the evening of Friday 11th May, and is followed by a screening of the new film Do Not Bend: The Photographic Life of Bill Jay downstairs in Theatr Colwyn. After this one off screening in Colwyn Bay the film co-producers, Grant Scott and Tim Pellatt will take the stage to debate and take part in a Q&A session about Bill's life and the making of the film.

More info on the website: www.orielcolwyn.org