Ffoton Social @ Cinema & Co. Swansea

Ffoton Social @ Cinema & Co. Swansea

Cinema & Co. (map)

Our first #ffotonsocial in South West Wales!
We’re excited to have another #ffotonsocial for photographers - this time at the very funky Cinema & Co. in the centre of Swansea.

We're delighted to have photographers SKIN PHILLIPS and MOHAMED HASSAN as our guest speakers!
Both have previously featured in conversations here on the Ffoton website - but will dig deeper into discussing images from their portfolios and their own approach to photography at this event.

Also joining us will be a member of the new South Wales Project to outline how photographers from across south Wales - east and west - can contribute to their new documentary study of contemporary Wales.


Hailing from Swansea and regarded as a legend in world skateboard photography, Skin’s career in the sport spanned over 30 years.

He’s worked as a photographer and had his images featured in some of the world's leading skate magazines, been editor-in-chief of Transworld magazine and the skate team manager at powerhouse brand Adidas.


Living in Pembrokeshire since 2007, Mohamed graduated with a First from the photography BA Degree course at Carmarthen School of Art in 2016. Currently building a very impressive and sensitive portfolio of portraiture and landscape in the commercial market, Mo also had one of his portraits included in the 2018 Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait exhibition.

Join us from 6.30pm Thursday 21 March. Event starts 7.00pm prompt.

Our venue is:
Cinema & Co. 17 Castle Street, Swansea, Wales, SA1 1JF

Entry in free, however voluntary contributions are welcome to help fund future events.



Ffotogallery (map)

Diffusion 2019’s theme is Sound+Vision

The festival explores the relationship between sound, photography and lens-based media, and how in contemporary visual culture the transmission, presentation and reading of images is influenced by sound, and likewise how music is experienced visually as well as aurally.

Programme available on the Diffusion website

As we see it @ The Gate

As we see it @ The Gate

The Gate Arts Centre (map)

PHRAME brings together a number of active and emerging female photographers in this, their inaugural show as a collective, curated for Diffusion 2019The group state that while the work on display is richly varied in content, there are some common strategies and modes of approach.

Runs for the duration of Diffusion 2019 - 1-30 April 2019.

Notting Hill Sound Systems @ Shift

Notting Hill Sound Systems @ Shift

Notting Hill Sound Systems by Brian David Stevens - showing as part of Diffusion 2019 in Cardiff.

Notting Hill Sound Systems - © Copyright Brian David Stevens

Read more about the exhibition here >

See more of Brian’s work on his website: briandavidstevens.com
Listen to our conversation with Brian by clicking the badge below!




Exhibition of Chapels documented in the South Wales valleys by photographer, educator and writer Paul Cabuts.

Free entry

EXHIBITION TALK - Saturday 13 April 1-4pm

Check the Workers Gallery website for details: www.workersgallery.co.uk

A day with Antony Penrose, curator of the Lee Miller Archives - RPS

A day with Antony Penrose, curator of the Lee Miller Archives - RPS

Talbot Green Community Centre (map)

THE SOUTH WALES REGION ORGANISERS OF THE ROYAL PHOTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY HAVE Antony Penrose, photographer and the son of surrealist artist Sir Roland Penrose and the surrealist and war documentary photographer Lee Miller as guest speaker for a day event in Pontyclun near Llantrisant on 21 July 2019. Anthony is the curator of the Lee Miller Photographic Archives and author of several books.

The Lee Miller archive consists of approx 60,000 of her negatives, mainly B&W, manuscripts, captions, notes, letters, her cameras, some personal effects (including her US Army uniform). The archive also contains approx 3,000 images by Sir Roland Penrose and photography by David E Schuerman, Man Ray, Antony Penrose and Andrew Lanyon.

Tickets are available now:
RPS Member - £12.00
Non RPS Member - £18.00
(Teas, coffees, cold drinks and biscuits are included in the price. Attendees are asked to bring their own packed lunches)

More information of the day’s programme and ticket booking on the RPS website event page >

The Lee Miller Archives are held at Farleys House and Gallery, Farley Farm, Muddles Green, Chiddingly East Sussex BN8 6HW

Banner image © Lee Miller Archive