We were delighted to be able to attend a special event at Cardiff School of Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies on Thursday 18 May 2017 where the National Union of Journalists presented American photojournalist Chuck Rapoport with a unique Honorary Life Membership
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.
Fresh in our minds from his recent BBC Four TV series Britain in Focus in which he delved into the history of photography in the UK, Ffoton grabbed time with photographer and former Guardian Picture Editor Eamonn McCabe for a short interview.
We thought we'd give more photographers the opportunity to share their current work with a large online audience by using the Medium platform which already has a thriving community of photographers and Publications. We're interested in seeing a selection of images from a project you are currently working on along with a short introductory paragraph describing how the project came about and the approach being taken in making the work.
The haunting Aberfan photographs by American photojournalist I.C. Rapoport (known as Chuck) were captured over a six week period when he came to Wales on 29th October 1966 to record a photo essay idea he had pitched to the prestigious LIFE Magazine in New York titled, "A Town without Children".
Ffoton present this exclusive video of Chuck's digital exhibition launch at Redhouse in Merthyr Tydfil on the evening of 12th September 2016.