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Ron McCormick : Part 3

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Ron McCormick : Part 3

Ron McCormick in conversation with Paul Reas
Cardiff, June 2019

Ron McCormick yn sgwrsio gydag Paul Reas
Caerdydd, Mehefin 2019

Ron McCormick trained as an artist at Liverpool School of Art and the Royal Academy Schools in London before moving across to photography. He played a significant role in the formation and development of photography galleries across the UK in the 1970’s - including Half Moon Gallery in London, Side Gallery in Newcastle upon Tyne and the original Ffotogallery in Cardiff.

Ron taught on the Newport Documentary Photography course alongside David Hurn and established ‘The Newport Survey’ publication that students worked on as part of their studies over a decade in the 1980’s . He was one of the first photographers to be commissioned by Ffotogallery to produce work for the highly regarded ‘Valleys Project’ in the 1980’s and his documentary work of the changing landscape and communities in the south Wales valleys as coal mining disappeared in the region is considered to be some of the best produced.

His work is held in the Arts Council Collection and in private collections. He has lived and worked in Newport since 1977 and continues to be an active member of the Newport art and photography scene. A major exhibition of his south Wales work 'How Green was my Valley' will open at Newport Museum & Art Gallery on 21 September and run through to 14 March 2020.

Recorded at the University of South Wales Atrium campus in Cardiff by Brian Carroll. Our thanks to Paul Reas for organising.

This is Part 3 of 3. Listen to part 1 and 2


Mount Tom Price minesite, Western Australia, 1983
© Ron McCormick, pan54-735-736


See below for a small selection of Ron'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.

His latest exhibition ‘How Green was my Valley’ in Newport Museum & Art Gallery runs 21 September 2019 - 14 March 2020.

Keep an eye open for Ron’s new website, currently in development, at www.ronmccormick.com
A selection of Ron’s books are available via BigCartel communimedia.bigcartel.com

Gallery images © Ron McCormick and used with permission of the photographer.
Banner images © Brian Carroll

Further reading from this episode…
Royal Antediluvian Order of Buffaloes :
Wikipedia link
Half Moon Gallery and Camerawork : Four Corners Archive link
Camerawork magazine : BJP article
Side Gallery : Amber link
Documentary Photography Course : University of South Wales


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Ron McCormick : Part 2

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Ron McCormick : Part 2

Ron MCCormick in conversation with Paul Reas
Cardiff, June 2019

Ron McCormick yn sgwrsio gydag Paul Reas
Caerdydd, Mehefin 2019


Ron McCormick trained as an artist at Liverpool School of Art and the Royal Academy Schools in London before moving across to photography. He played a significant role in the formation and development of photography galleries across the UK in the 1970’s - including Half Moon Gallery in London, Side Gallery in Newcastle upon Tyne and the original Ffotogallery in Cardiff.

Ron taught on the Newport Documentary Photography course alongside David Hurn and established ‘The Newport Survey’ publication that students worked on as part of their studies over a decade in the 1980’s . He was one of the first photographers to be commissioned by Ffotogallery to produce work for the highly regarded ‘Valleys Project’ in the 1980’s and his documentary work of the changing landscape and communities in the south Wales valleys as coal mining disappeared in the region is considered to be some of the best produced.

His work is held in the Arts Council Collection and in private collections. He has lived and worked in Newport since 1977 and continues to be an active member of the Newport art and photography scene. A major exhibition of his south Wales work 'How Green was my Valley' will open at Newport Museum & Art Gallery on 21 September and run through to 14 March 2020.

Recorded at the University of South Wales Atrium campus in Cardiff by Brian Carroll. Our thanks to Paul Reas for organising.

This is Part 2 of 3. Listen to Part 1

Mount Tom Price minesite, Western Australia, 1983
© Ron McCormick, pan54-735-736


See below for a small selection of Ron'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.

His latest exhibition ‘How Green was my Valley’ in Newport Museum & Art Gallery runs 21 September 2019 - 14 March 2020.

Keep an eye open for Ron’s new website, currently in development, at www.ronmccormick.com
A selection of Ron’s books are available via BigCartel communimedia.bigcartel.com

Gallery images © Ron McCormick and used with permission of the photographer.
Banner images © Brian Carroll

Further reading from this episode…
John Claridge
: website link
Ian Berry : Magnum photographer
New Topographics : Wikipedia link
Walker Evans : ICP website
Royal Antediluvian Order of Buffaloes :
Wikipedia link
Half Moon Gallery and Camerawork : Four Corners Archive link
Camerawork magazine : BJP article
Side Gallery : Amber link


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Ron McCormick : Part 1

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Ron McCormick : Part 1

Ron McCormick in conversation with Paul Reas
Cardiff, June 2019

Ron McCormick yn sgwrsio gydag Paul Reas
Caerdydd, Mehefin 2019

Mount Tom Price minesite, Western Australia, 1983
© Ron McCormick, pan54-735-736

Ron McCormick trained as an artist at Liverpool School of Art and the Royal Academy Schools in London before moving across to photography. He played a significant role in the formation and development of photography galleries across the UK in the 1970’s - including Half Moon Gallery in London, Side Gallery in Newcastle upon Tyne and the original Ffotogallery in Cardiff.

Ron taught on the Newport Documentary Photography course alongside David Hurn and established ‘The Newport Survey’ publication that students worked on as part of their studies - produced over a decade in the 1980’s . He was one of the first photographers to be commissioned by Ffotogallery to produce work for the highly regarded ‘Valleys Project’ in the 1980’s and his documentary work of the changing landscape and communities in the south Wales valleys as coal mining disappeared in the region is considered to be some of the best produced.

His work is held in the Arts Council Collection and in private collections. He has lived and worked in Newport since 1977 and continues to be an active member of the Newport art and photography scene.

A major exhibition of his south Wales work 'How Green was my Valley' will open at Newport Museum & Art Gallery on 21 September and run through to 14 March 2020.

Recorded at the University of South Wales Atrium campus in Cardiff by Brian Carroll. Our thanks to Paul Reas for organising.

Part 1 of 3



See below for a small selection of Ron'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.

How Green was my Valley’ exhibition in Newport Museum & Art Gallery runs 21 September 2019 - 14 March 2020.

Keep an eye open for Ron’s new website, currently in development, at www.ronmccormick.com
A selection of Ron’s books are available via BigCartel communimedia.bigcartel.com

Gallery images © Ron McCormick and used with permission of the photographer.
Banner images © Brian Carroll

Further reading from this episode…
Royal Antediluvian Order of Buffaloes :
Wikipedia link
Half Moon Gallery and Camerawork : Four Corners Archive link
Camerawork magazine : BJP article
Side Gallery : Amber link


Please note: Comments or views made by interview participants are their own and are NOT necessarily the views of the Ffoton Wales team.
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Lucy Jane Purrington

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Lucy Jane Purrington

Lucy Jane Purrington IN CONVERSATION WITH Paul Cabuts
Pontypridd, June 2019

Lucy Jane Purrington YN SGWRSIO GYDAG Paul Cabuts
Pontypridd, Mehefin 2019

Aled Rhys Hughes speaking at Ffotogaleri y Gofeb in Machynlleth during a John Blakemore event in March 2019. Image © Brian Carroll

Aled Rhys Hughes speaking at Ffotogaleri y Gofeb in Machynlleth during a John Blakemore event in March 2019. Image © Brian Carroll

Lucy Jane Purrington is a Rhondda-based Artist whose photographic work most often takes on a surreal quality. Her ongoing self-portrait project focusses on themes of identity and mental health whilst at the same time exploring photography as a means of visual storytelling.
Her work has been published in numerous magazines.

Ffoton are delighted to feature Lucy and her work and are grateful to both Lucy and Paul Cabuts for recording this conversation.



See below for a small selection of Lucy'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.

View more of Lucy's work on her website www.lucypurrington.com
Follow her work on Instagram @ljpurrington_art

Gallery images © Lucy Jane Purrington and used with permission of the photographer.
Podcast banner images © Brian Carroll

Topics covered in the conversation:
Barbara Kruger - www.barbarakruger.com
Sherman Theatre - www.shermantheatre.co.uk
John Cage - In a Landscape (via Spotify)
Ian Walker - City Gorged with Dreams: Surrealism and Documentary Photography in Interwar Paris (Amazon)


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Aled Rhys Hughes

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Aled Rhys Hughes

Aled Rhys Hughes IN CONVERSATION WITH Emyr Young
Haverfordwest, March 2019

Aled Rhys Hughes YN SGWRSIO GYDAG Emyr Young
Hwlffordd, Mawrth 2019

Aled Rhys Hughes speaking at Ffotogaleri y Gofeb in Machynlleth during a John Blakemore event in March 2019. Image © Brian Carroll

Aled Rhys Hughes speaking at Ffotogaleri y Gofeb in Machynlleth during a John Blakemore event in March 2019. Image © Brian Carroll

Aled Rhys Hughes was born in the Rhondda and is a photographic artist and lecturer.

He has worked in photography for twenty five years and specialises in large format photography using 10x8 analogue cameras.
He was awarded a gold medal for his fine art photography at the National Eisteddfod in Wales in 2005 for his 'Farewell Rock' series and his ‘Mametz’ series was exhibited in the National Library of Wales in Aberystwyth in 2016 alongside items from the David Jones archive.


Y mae Aled Rhys Hughes yn enedigol o'r Rhondda ac yn artist ffotograffig yn ac yn ddarlithydd.

Y mae Aled weddi gweithio yn y byd ffotograffig ers pum mlynedd ar hugain ac yn arbenigo mewn ffotograffiaeth analog trwy ddefnyddio camera 10x8. Fe enillodd y Fedal Aur yn yr Eisteddfod Genedlaethol am ei gyfres 'Farwell Rock' ac fe wnaeth e arddangos ei gyfres 'Mametz Wood' yn y LLyfrgell Genedlaethol Aberystwyth ynghyd ag eitemau o archif David Jones.


See below for a small selection of Aled'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.

View more of Aled's work on his website www.aledrhyshughes.co.uk
Follow his current adventures on Instagram @aledrhyshughes

Gallery images © Aled Rhys Hughes and used with permission of the photographer.
Banner image © Brian Carroll


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Pete Davis

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Pete Davis

Pete Davis IN CONVERSATION WITH Geoff Young
Machynlleth, March 2019

Pete Davis YN SGWRSIO GYDAG Geoff Young
Machynlleth, Mawrth 2019

Left: Pete’s 10x8 plate camera setup on location in Penrhyndeudraeth, North Wales. And the man himself in his rather special camera black cloth.

Photographer Pete Davis first wielded a camera when he was eleven years old and has since gone on to hone his craft by being an advertising and fashion photographer and was a senior lecturer in documentary photography at the University of Wales, Newport for eighteen years - nine of which he was the course leader.

Known for his large format landscape documentary photography both here in Wales and abroad, the National Library of Wales in Aberystwyth staged a major retrospective exhibition of Pete's photography in 2017 featuring work from across sixty years.

Ffoton are delighted to have recorded Pete in conversation with Geoff Young - co-curator at Ffotogaleri y Gofeb in Machynlleth in March 2109 where Pete’s work was part of a group landscape exhibition ‘Rituals of Intimacy’ - alongside work by John Blakemore, Peter Cattrell, Marian Delyth and Aled Rhys Hughes. This conversation was recorded following a morning event where the photographers gave a public talk at the gallery.


Triptych from Pete’s ongoing ‘Village and memorial Halls’ series. © Pete Davis

See below for a small selection of Pete'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.

View more of Pete's work on his website www.pete-davis-photography.com
Follow his current adventures on Instagram @petedavisphoto

Gallery images © Pete Davis and used with permission of the photographer.
Banner image © Brian Carroll


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Alex Boyd : Part 2

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Alex Boyd : Part 2

ALEX BOYD IN CONVERSATION WITH EMYR YOUNG
SCOTLAND / WALES, MAY 2018

ALEX BOYD YN SGWRSIO GYDAG EMYR YOUNG
YR ALBAN / CYMRU, MAI 2018


Alex Boyd. Portrait © Laurence Winram

Alex Boyd. Portrait © Laurence Winram

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Alex Boyd is a Scottish photographer with a deep passion for exploring Scottish identity in his raw but beautiful conceptual and figurative landscape photography.

Having admired Alex's for some time, Ffoton were pleased to sit down for a long and fascinating discussion on his photography career, landscape and wider work portfolio to date. This second part of our conversation explores the work in his new book: 'St Kilda: The Silent Islands' published in April 2018 and Alex's preparation for his next big project.

Second of 2 parts. Listen to Part 1

Y mae Alex Boyd yn ffotograffydd o'r Alban a'i fryd ar archwilio ei hunaniaeth ffotograffig Albanaidd trwy ei luniau cignoeth cysyniadol a ffigurol o'r tirlun.

Y mae ffoton wedi edmygu ei waith ers tipyn a da oedd cael cyfle i drafod ei yrfa ffotograffig cyn cyhoeddi ei lyfr newydd am ynys St. Kilda. Cyhoeddwyd y llyfr: The Silent Islands' yn Ebrill 2018. Y mae ail ran y sgwrs yn trafod y gwaith ar ei lyfr newydd: St Kilda: The Silent Islands' a gyhoeddwyd yn Ebrill 2018. Yr ydym hefyd yn trafod ei brosiect newydd a heriol.

Yr 2ail o ddau ran / Gwrandewch ar ran 1


See below for a small selection of Alex'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.

View more of Alex's work on his website www.alexboydphotography.com
Follow him on Twitter @AlexBoyd and on Instagram @mralexboyd

Gallery images © Alex Boyd and used with permission of the photographer.
Banner portrait © Pjotr Burlakov

Further reading from this conversation:
Takeshi Shikama
: www.shikamaphoto.com
Jason Hicklin: www.jasonhicklin.com
Kyūya Fukada: 'One Hundred Mountains of Japan'


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Alex Boyd : Part 1

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Alex Boyd : Part 1

ALEX BOYD IN CONVERSATION WITH EMYR YOUNG
SCOTLAND / WALES, MAY 2018

ALEX BOYD YN SGWRSIO GYDAG EMYR YOUNG
YR ALBAN / CYMRU, MAI 2018


Alex Boyd in the field. Photograph © Pjotr Burlakov

Alex Boyd in the field. Photograph © Pjotr Burlakov

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Alex Boyd is a Scottish photographer with a deep passion for exploring Scottish identity in his raw but beautiful conceptual and figurative landscape photography.

Having admired Alex's work for some time, Ffoton were pleased to sit down for a relaxed and fascinating discussion on his photography career, landscape and wider work portfolio to date around the time of publication of his new book: 'St Kilda: The Silent Islands' published in April 2018.

Part 1 of 2


Y mae Alex Boyd yn ffotograffydd o'r Alban a'i fryd ar archwilio ei hunaniaeth ffotograffig Albanaidd trwy ei luniau cignoeth cysyniadol a ffigurol o'r tirlun.

Y mae ffoton wedi edmygu ei waith ers tipyn a da oedd cael cyfle i drafod ei yrfa ffotograffig cyn cyhoeddi ei lyfr newydd am ynys St. Kilda. Cyhoeddwyd y llyfr: The Silent Islands' yn Ebrill 2018.

Rhan 1 o 2


See below for a small selection of Alex'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.

View more of Alex's work on his website www.alexboydphotography.com
Follow him on Twitter @AlexBoyd and on Instagram @mralexboyd

Gallery images © Alex Boyd and used with permission of the photographer.
Banner portrait © Laurence Winram

Further reading from this conversation:
Takeshi Shikama
: www.shikamaphoto.com
Jason Hicklin: www.jasonhicklin.com
Kyūya Fukada: 'One Hundred Mountains of Japan'


Please note: Comments or views made by interview participants are their own and are NOT necessarily the views of the Ffoton Wales team.
See our Terms page for more details.

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David Wilson

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David Wilson

Ffoton talks with David Wilson - a self-taught landscape photographer based in Pembrokeshire who moved to photography full-time in 2008 after a lifetime love of photography and a desire to leave his day job as a civil servant.

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Al Brydon

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Al Brydon

Ffoton talks with photographer and landscape alchemist Al Brydon, based on the edge of the Peak District in England. We discuss Al's love of walking and wandering (at all hours!) and the resulting images he produces.

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Mike Jackson : Part 2

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Mike Jackson : Part 2

In this second of part of our conversation with Mike jackson we cover training in photography and dealing with Galleries in having work exhibited.

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Mike Jackson : Part 1

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Mike Jackson : Part 1

The Ffoton Wales conversation for St David's Day 2016 is with Visual Artist Michael Jackson based in Pembrokeshire, West Wales. 

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Chris Tancock : Part 2

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Chris Tancock : Part 2

This is the second and final part of our conversation with Chris. You can still listen to part one.

"I'm a black and white photographer", says Chris Tancock. Based near the beautiful small City of St Davids in Pembrokeshire, Chris currently works within a five mile radius of his small family cottage which also hosts a gallery with a selection of his work. Popular with collectors and respected by Landscape photographers, the scenes he captures are near-timeless and far more nuanced with the inclusion of workers of the land and details of flora and fauna.

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Chris Tancock : Part 1

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Chris Tancock : Part 1

Based near the beautiful small City of St Davids in Pembrokeshire, Chris currently works within a five mile radius of his small family cottage which also hosts a gallery with a selection of his work. Popular with collectors and respected by Landscape photographers, the scenes he captures are near-timeless and far more nuanced with the inclusion of workers of the land and details of flora and fauna.

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Rob Hudson

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Rob Hudson

South Wales-based photographer Rob Hudson speaks to us about his Mametz Wood photography project and his diverse career in photography to date.

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Matt Botwood

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Matt Botwood

Brecon-based Matt Botwood lives in the same landscape he photographs daily. Fellow photographer Rob Hudson agreed to join Ffoton's Brian Carroll to interview Matt in early January 2015.

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