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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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Dan Wood & Paul Cabuts: In Conversation

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Dan Wood & Paul Cabuts: In Conversation

Photographers Dan Wood and Paul Cabuts sat down for a conversation on Dan’s work, contemporary photography in the Valleys and Dan’s new book ‘Gap in the Hedge’

Saturday 15th September 2018

Hosted by The Workers Gallery situated in Porth in the Rhondda Valley, this talk seemed a natural extension to Paul Cabuts ‘Valleys Project’ talk at Ffotogallery 31 May 2018 as it promised to explore the ongoing lure of the south Wales valleys in contemporary Welsh photography by one of its own - Dan Wood.

Spookily describing themselves as, “Purposefully NOT publicly funded. The WORKERS is committed to being fully independent & creatively resourceful”, Ffoton couldn’t resist the invitation to visit the Gallery, listen to and record this fascinating talk. Enjoy.

Paul Cabuts introducing the talk in Porth

Paul Cabuts and Dan Wood in conversation - with a selection of work from ‘Gap in the Hedge’ on the walls around them.

Dan’s latest book ‘Gap in the Hedge’ is available to purchase from Another Place Press
See more of Dan’s work and projects on his website www.danwoodphoto.com
Follow Dan on Twitter @danwoodphoto and Instagram @danwoodphoto

View more of Paul's work and read his essays on photography on his website www.paulcabuts.com
Follow Paul on Twitter @PaulCabuts

Images © Brian Carroll

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'Gap in the hedge' : Dan Wood

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'Gap in the hedge' : Dan Wood

Derek the Horseman from 'Gap in the Hedge'. © Dan Wood

Photographer Dan Wood describes the background, process and challenges behind the 2 year project 'Gap in the Hedge' which is about to be launched as his first hardback book.

Ffoton sat down with Dan to hear more about this large body of work and why the ’Bwlch-y-Clawdd’ (Gap in the Hedge) mountain pass connecting the Rhondda Valley to his birth town of Bridgend was something he needed to get out of his system.

 
 

Gap in the Hedge by Dan Wood

132 pp / 250 x 200mm
Hardback, natural cloth cover
Litho, 4-colour process
200gsm Satin paper
Edition of 500

Visit his website www.danwoodphoto.com
Follow Dan on Twitter @danwoodphoto and Instagram @danwoodphoto

 

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