• The Old Market Tavern (map)
  • 20-21 Trinity Street
  • Cardiff CF10 1BH
  • United Kingdom

It's June!
Time for another #ffotonsocial for photographers.
Continuing our series of talks on self-initiated projects, we're delighted to have two photographers who have invested considerable time and creative juices into very different rural work.

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Jason Thomas

below the radar

Having recently gained his Photography BA Degree from Carmarthen School of Art, mature student Jason Thomas will be joining us to delve into his rather lovely final project Below the Radar - a documentation of the people and settings that form the eco-friendly and off-grid communities in West Wales.

In addition to being named student of the year for his hard work, Jason's limited edition zine of the Below the Radar project won the first Carmarthen School of Art Photobook Award. His work has also been included in recent exhibitions in the Carmarthen area.

Sheep image by Roy Carr

Roy Carr

A year in their lives

Cardiff based photographer Roy Carr has spent the last year developing a documentary project on sheep farming in south Wales, taking a particular interest in the Cynon Valley where he has worked with three farms.

His self-initiated project charts key events in the farming year: lambing, shearing, hay making, ‘dipping’, selling and winter grazing, sensitively capturing the interaction between the people and their animals as he tells the story of a farming year in South Wales.

Roy will discuss what inspired him to embark on this (ongoing) project, his approach and process, and the new month-long exhibition of a selection of the work in the Cynon Valley Museum in Aberdare 15 June - 14 July 2018.

And in addition to our guest talks, Q&A and discussion on the night, there will be plenty of time to meet and talk with other photographers - enthusiast and professional - for relaxed photography banter. We always encourage people to bring along and share some of their own work or recent projects - whether it's on your smartphone, sketchbook or self-published zine. It's a friendly and engaging bunch.

#urbanwales zine

A few copies still available!

We want to shift the last few.
Just £2.50 each!

Join us 7pm Wednesday 20 June. Speakers start 7.30pm prompt.

Our venue is:
The Old Market Tavern
20-21 Trinity Street, Cardiff CF10 1BH
(next door to rear entrance to Cardiff Market on The Hayes. From St Mary Street, head towards St John The Baptist Church and the venue is just around the corner on your right)

Access is through the front entrance and we'll be upstairs.
For this event, entry is just £3 per person on the door to help cover venue costs.