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James Morris @ Ffotogaleri y Gofeb

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James Morris @ Ffotogaleri y Gofeb

The very special Ffotogaleri y Gofeb in Machynlleth played host to photographer James Morris on Saturday 14 September for a talk about the work he produced for his Time and Remains project on Palestine and some of the issues it raised for his photographic practice.

James was joined in conversation by writer and poet Damian Gorman, who also discussed his own work where he has tried to test if (and how) the written word, especially poetry, might have anything to offer at all in situations of real ongoing violence and civil unrest.

Photographer James Morris speaking in Machynlleth. Image © Brian Carroll

Photographer James Morris speaking in Machynlleth. Image © Brian Carroll

The origins of these photographs lie in a pine forest, walked through at the start of my first visit to Israel when I came across the unexplained crumbling walls of seemingly ancient structures, a small stream running by . . . a plaque announced it as “an oasis,” “a recreation area, a place of water, of hope, of peace, of vision.” Later that day I found a film online depicting a recent visit to the same location by Israeli Palestinian citizens. Elderly men recalled that as children those remains had been their village, the terraces their fields, the water their spring; they had been made internal refugees by the 1948 war during what they called their ‘Nakba’; their village flattened, their right of return refused, a planned forest of imported pines veiling their former world. Such divergent interpretations of place were a potent introduction to the dislocation in their land.
— PHOTOGRAPHER: JAMES MORRIS, PHOTOGRAPHER’S NOTE IN TIME AND REMAINS OF PALESTINE, (2016)

Writer & Poet Damian Gorman in conversation with James Morris. Image Copyright © Brian Carroll

Listen to the talk and audience Q&A below. Many thanks to James and Damian for allowing Ffoton to record their discussion.

James’ work was exhibited in Ffotogaleri y Gofeb as Time and Remains of Palestine - a selection of work conceived by the photographer during a period of time he spent in Israel and Palestine, and was open to the public (free) from 11 June until 5 October 2019.

You can find out more about the latest Ffotogaleri y Gofeb events and exhibitions via their website:
www.ffotogaleriygofeb.co.uk

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Rituals of Intimacy - Photographers Talk

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Rituals of Intimacy - Photographers Talk

On Saturday 30 March 2019 Geoff Young and Diane Bailey, curators at Ffotogaleri y Gofeb in Machynlleth, brought together celebrated photographer and teacher John Blakemore along with Pete Davis, Marian Delyth, Peter Cattrell and Aled Rhys Hughes for a unique talk on landscape photography.

Rituals of Intimacy, taken from John Blakemore’s writings provided the inspiration to bring together Ffotogaleri y Gofeb’s Collection 1, a special exhibition featuring the work of the five photographers and was exhibited from November 2018 until 19 April 2019.

Many thanks to the photographers and curators for allowing Ffoton to record the talk and share the audio below.

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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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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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