Tish Murtha

       I attended the excellent Tish Murtha exhibition at the Photographers’ Gallery in London.             Murtha was a student of David Hurn on the Documentary Photography course at the Newport College of Art. The exhibition covers her work from 1976 to 1991 and includes six major bodies of work from her oeuvre.             Her first project was Newport Pub, which was in response to a set assignment. The subjects were the ‘regulars’ of a pub in a ‘deprived’ areaRead more

Roger Tiley

Roger Tiley I attended a Ffoton Talk by Documentary Photogrpaher Roger Tiley at the Littleman Coffee Co in Cardiff. This Talk is the first in a series of three over the months of April, May and June. Roger described how he was contacted two weeks before last Christmas by the BBC and offered a commission to record the closure of Kellingley Colliery. Apparently one of the miners the Beeb had been talking to has a copy of one of Tiley’sRead more

Diffusion 2015

Diffusion 2015 In October last year I travelled to Cardiff and met my fellow BA students for a visit to Diffusion 2015 the International Festival of Photography. The month-long exhibition, which had the theme of Looking for America, took place in 22 venues around Cardiff and represented 47 artists. Despite my plans, it was impossible to see all the exhibits in just one day. However, the artists I managed to see that had a particularly impacted on me were Arthur Tress (I bought hisRead more