We have been genuinely delighted with the enthusiastic response to our #urbanwales project. Photographers from all over Wales have taken up the invitation to step out of their photographic comfort zone and capture their own personal interpretation of the project. After only a couple of weeks nearly 400 images have been tagged on Instagram and Flickr accounts.

It's in view of this response that we are very excited to announce our forthcoming collaboration with the EYE International Photography Festival which takes place over the weekend of 30th September to 2nd October 2016 in Aberystwyth. Each month throughout April to August The Eye have very kindly agreed to award one free Festival Ticket, worth £65, to a selected #urbanwales tagged photographer. That makes six free tickets available in total! All images submitted on either Instagram or Flickr up to the 20th of each month will judged by Ffoton, The Eye and a guest photographer, and the winner announced on The Eye website the evening of the 1st of the following month. The successful work will then be included on a new Urban Wales gallery on the Ffoton website.

But that’s not all.

Once again we are delighted to be teaming up with the lovely people at The Littleman Coffee Co. in Cardiff city centre in a joint venture spread over three months to adorn their walls in photographic delight. Throughout April, May and June 2016 there will be a curated creative mix of photography based around the Urban theme. We’ve already got some very talented photographers lined up but by using the #urbanwales tag we have been able to uncover other talent that we hope might also be interested in showing their work publicly on walls rather than just online.  

And if you’re a photographer based in North Wales we are also happy to announce that our friends at Oriel Colwyn will show a collection of selected #urbanwales work throughout May. So if you’ve already been adding images with our #urbanwales tag, or would like to and would also be interested in having your work shown publicly, look out for an invitation to exhibit from us on your images!

And there’s one more thing….

We’ll be using our 3 months at Littleman Coffee to experiment with Ffoton Talks - our new monthly Guest Photographer talk and social meet-up in Cardiff. These will initially run from April through June from 7-9pm on the 3rd Thursday of each month. We’ll share some more details in the coming weeks, but we’d love these events to become a regular feature of relaxed social evenings for the photography community in Wales.

Best,

All at Ffoton.

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