PETER JONES IN CONVERSATION WITH EMYR YOUNG
ABERYSTWYTH, WEST WALES, AUGUST 2016
PETER JONES YN SGWRSIO GYDAG EMYR YOUNG
ABERYSTWYTH, CEREDIGION, AWST 2016
Peter Jones 1947-2017
After studying at Manchester College of Art and Design in the late 1960's, Peter Jones moved into photography as first assistant to London Advertising photographer John Thornton. But the quieter life of West Wales saw Peter return to run the family Farm and put photography aside for 30 years. His body of subsequent photography (much of it still unseen) includes an intimate record of rural life in West Wales, including his 'Welsh Farming Community' project.
With his health declining in recent years, Peter kindly agreed to Ffoton visiting him at home rear Aberystwyth. We're glad we did: not only is Peter a knowledgeable photographer with a wicked sense of humour but also a very talented artist. Enjoy this in-depth conversation with a very humble but extremely passionate Welsh photographer.
See below for a selection of Peter's work, reproduced here on Ffoton with kind permission of the photographer.
Yma ar Ffoton trwy garedigrwydd y ffotograffydd fe welwch gasgliad bychan o'i waith isod.
Currently being populated with images from his archive held in the National Library of Wales, you will soon be able to view more of Peter's work on his website www.peterjones.cymru
Gallery images © Peter Jones. Used with permission of the photographer. Podcast images © Brian Carroll and © Alan Hale