The Family of Blaenafon @ Big Pit

The Family of Blaenafon @ Big Pit

Big Pit National Coal Museum (map)

Having returned to Wales on retirement from lecturing in photography in England for twenty years, photographer Walter Waygood has two exhibitions of his work coming up this side of Christmas in South Wales.

An upcoming exhibition of his work at Big Pit Mining Museum commences 21st August 2017 featuring ten commissioned panels of images taken in the 1970s-1980s forming 'The Family of Blaenafon' display. Also for the first time will be shown a unique collection of mining pictures which have just been purchased by the National Museum of Wales - twenty images will be exhibited forming a body of work 'The Family of Miners'.

All images were been taken on a 5x4 format camera, with later imagery using photomontage and forming part of 'The Valleys Project' commissioned by Ffotogallery in the late 1980's.

In October there will also be an exhibition at Cyfarthfa Castle Museum called 'The Family of Merthyr'.

Opening hours at Big Pit are 9.30am – 5pm daily. Last admission 4pm.
Check their website for more information

#urbanwales exhibition @ Little Man Coffee

#urbanwales exhibition @ Little Man Coffee

Little Man Coffee (map)

In advance of our #urbanwales Zine launch at The NORTHERN EYE INTERNATIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY FESTIVAL 13th October, we're back in Cardiff's Little Man Coffee for a month-long exhibition!

We asked four photographers who have been posting regularly on Instagram to select their 9 favourite images and briefly describe their work.
Matthew Eynon
Neil Johansson
Nick Treharne
Alex Butler

Ffoton Social for photographers @ Little Man Coffee

Ffoton Social for photographers @ Little Man Coffee

The Little Man Coffee Co. (map)

Image © Matthew Eynon

Image © Nick Treharne

Our October #ffotonsocial brings you 2 guest speakers to talk about their recent personal projects!

Matthew Eynon will talk about slowing down; using rangefinders and processing film, along with his move and evolution into medium format film and street-portraiture. He'll also discuss his approach to his recent #swanseamods series of images and what he's planning next.

Nick Treharne, a self confessed lover of the split second, will talk about his approach to photography highlighting in particular his recent location portraiture, street photography and industrial abstract work. In all his work he seeks to follow his own golden rule of.... "make it interesting, don't make it ordinary".

Both Matt and Nick have work up on the walls in Little Man Coffee through October as part of Ffoton's #urbanwales show.

And that's not all....
We'll also have our new #urbanwales printed zine - launched this past weekend at the very enjoyable Northern Eye Photography Festival in Colwyn Bay - available on the evening!

So come along to Little Man Coffee for 7pm next Thursday 26th October - speakers start 7.30pm.