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The South Wales Project

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The South Wales Project

Jon Pountney (right) introduces the South Wales Project and fellow members Anna Jones and Siôn Marshall-Waters.

Anna Jones describing some of her work as family members look on.

Formed late 2018 by photographers Jon Pountney, Dan Wood, Rebecca Thomas, Anna Jones and Siôn Marshall-Waters - the South Wales Project announced they would hold a forum on Saturday 13 April 2019 in Ynyshir to explain more about their plans do document the South Wales Valleys and also provide information on how other photographers could contribute to the project.

The above recording was made on the day alongside a recording of Paul Cabuts CHAPEL talk in The Workers Gallery in Ynyshir. The South Wales Project also feature alongside six other photography Collectives in a six page article in Offline Journal Issue #2, published April 2019.

You can follow developments on The South Wales Project and their work via Instagram and Twitter

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CHAPEL - Paul Cabuts

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CHAPEL - Paul Cabuts

Photographer and educator Paul Cabuts presented an enlightening and entertaining talk to accompany his new CHAPEL exhibition of photographs in The Workers Gallery in Ynyshir on Saturday 13 April 2019.

Photographer Paul Cabuts presenting his CHAPEL talk in The Workers Gallery, Ynyshir

Ffoton had the pleasure of being amongst a large and friendly audience to hear Paul Cabuts give a talk on his Chapel photography. The full text of Paul’s talk is available on his website here >
Thanks to Paul for allowing us to record the talk and present it here.

Paul Cabuts presenting his talk

Gayle Rogers from The Workers Gallery tells the audience of the work and facilities offered by the Gallery to the local community before introducing Paul.

CHAPEL documented in the South Wales valleys by photographer, educator and writer Paul Cabuts runs:
4 April - 18 May 2019. Free entry

WORKERS GALLERY
99 Ynyshir Road, Porth, Wales, CF39 0EN

Check the Workers Gallery website for location details and opening times: www.workersgallery.co.uk

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The Valleys Legacy - Exhibition by students from Coleg Gwent

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The Valleys Legacy - Exhibition by students from Coleg Gwent

‘The Valleys Legacy’ - a new exhibition by students studying on the Foundation Degree in Photography at Coleg Gwent’s Crosskeys campus is now showing in the Senedd in Cardiff Bay from 27 February - 21 March 2019.

Ffoton’s Brian Carroll spoke with Course Leader Peter Britton to find out more about the course and project.

Exhibition venue - Senedd, Cardiff Bay. Image © Brian Carroll

Exhibition venue - Senedd, Cardiff Bay. Image © Brian Carroll

Peter Britton, Course Leader, Foundation Photography at Coleg Gwent. Image © Brian Carroll

Peter Britton, Course Leader, Foundation Photography at Coleg Gwent. Image © Brian Carroll

Find out more about the Foundation course on Coleg Gwent’s website www.coleggwent.ac.uk

Valleys Legacy project Images © Coleg Gwent and respective students - used on Ffoton with permission.
Ffoton News images © Brian Carroll

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Aiyush Pachnanda - EyeEm photographer of the year 2018

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Aiyush Pachnanda - EyeEm photographer of the year 2018

Photographer Aiyush Pachnanda has won EyeEm photographer of the year 2018 - a worldwide competition open to all.

Hailing from London and currently in his final year studying Photojournalism at the University of South Wales in Cardiff, Aiyush (or Yushy to his friends) sat down at our October #ffotonsocial to tell us about the award and his current photography projects.

You can view a range of Aiyush's work on his website www.yosnaps.click
Follow his University project exploits on Twitter @PJAiyush_USW
And his feed on Instagram @_yushy

Images © Aiyush Pachnanda and used on Ffoton with permission






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Kasia Wozniak - Wet Plate

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Kasia Wozniak - Wet Plate

Ffoton talks with Kasia Wozniak during The EYE Festival about her fashion photography using wet plate collodion.

Analogue photography - or for many, the look of analogue photography - continues to gain popularity in both commercial and personal photography. Even with easy access to high resolution digital cameras and smartphones that now yield clean and superb quality images, many photographers will at some time experiment with a filmic look to their images via filters or the borders surrounding them.

London-based photographer Kasia Wozniak specialises in true analogue photography in the form of wet plate collodion - one of the first photography techniques dating back to the middle of the 19th century. Ffoton’s Brian Carroll sat down with her at the recent EYE International Photography Festival 2018 following her presentation to discuss her impressive work and collaborations with designers and brands in the commercial world of fashion photography.

See more of Kasia’s impressive portfolio of work on her website kasiaw.com
Follow her on Instagram @kasiawozniak and Twitter @kasiawetplate


The video below shows Kasia at work on a series of fashion photography portraits commissioned by the Museum of London back in 2014 for an exhibition inspired by Sherlock Holmes.

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