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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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Creating Sanctuary

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Creating Sanctuary

Collaborating with the Welsh Refugee Council - Cardiff-based Social Documentary photographer Nigel Pugh formulated his ‘Creating Sanctuary’ project to enable six volunteers from across Wales to share their story and experience of working with refugees in Wales.

Image © Nigel Pugh
Image © Nigel Pugh
Creating Sanctuary looked to identify fundamental human commonalities based around the loose theme of home, work and community, what they mean to us and bring to our lives. Beneath that lay the common thread of purpose, security, family, friends, creativity, camaraderie, healing, sharing loss and grief. In an ‘ideal’ society the ability to access these components is essential when required. The project aimed to illustrate and share those core human requirements, that are being created by those who have volunteered in Wales to assist refugees. Refugees whoever they are, regardless of where they are from, have had those basic human requirements wholly or partly removed. ‘Creating Sanctuary’ also sought to propagate the aspiration that Wales becomes the first ‘Nation of Sanctuary’.
— Nigel Pugh

The resulting exhibition opened in the Wales Millennium Centre in Cardiff Bay on Wednesday 31 May 2017 and included the presentation of photographic portraits and quotes extracted from the volunteers text contributions in response to a set of questions. The exhibition coincided with 2017's volunteer week and refugee week.

Having contacted Ffoton early on to let us know the project had been awarded Arts Council of Wales funding, we asked Nigel if he'd be agreeable to recording his thoughts and approach prior to starting photography and again on completion of the work. The audio clips below offer some insight to his enthusiasm, thoughts and intended approach before commencing the work; followed by his reflection on the final process and results.

View more of Nigel's work on his website www.nigelpugh.co.uk
Follow him on Twitter @nspugh

Gallery images © Nigel Pugh. Used with permission of the photographer. Podcast images © Brian Carroll

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The Northern Eye International Photography Festival

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The Northern Eye International Photography Festival

The Northern Eye International Photography Festival website is now live and tickets available to book online - including exclusive 'Early Bird' tickets during August!

Glenn Edwards, photojournalist and Director of the EYE International Photography Festival, describes what to expect at the Northern Eye International Photography Festival - a new collaboration between the Oriel Colwyn photography gallery and Aberystwyth-based Eye Festival that is taking place in Colwyn Bay 14-15 October 2017.

Tickets for the full Festival weekend or individual days are now available.
Click the button below to grab one!

Take a look at the full Festival Programme and more information on associated events running through October on the Festival website www.northerneyefestival.co.uk

Follow them on Twitter @Northerneyefest

Banner image: The Los Angeles Recordings © Kwasi-Boyd-Bouldin (exhibition at the Northern Eye Festival)

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David Hurn's 'Swaps' and Photography Collections

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David Hurn's 'Swaps' and Photography Collections

In this exclusive video, Magnum photographer David Hurn tells Ffoton the story of his photographic print 'Swaps' over 60 years (and ongoing). He also gives some insight to the new dedicated photography gallery at National Museum Wales in Cardiff opening in September 2017 to which he has donated two special collections of photographs.

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