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

Llandyfaelog 111th Agricultural Show, 2016

    The Llandyfaelog Agricultural & Horticultural Society held their 111th show at the Ffos Las Racecourse on Saturday 10th September. The Society produce an impressive and extensive show guide, which details all the classes of entry for the various livestock as well as details of entry into the photography, craft, flowers etc. and all those other classes usually judged at agricultural shows. The guide lists past officers dating back to 1981 and a photograph taken at the show inRead more

Tenby Flâneur

Tenby Flâneur Following my venture into photographic Flâneur, I decided to take a train trip to the Pembrokeshire seaside town of Tenby to continue my new adventure. I had decided to get the train from my home in Burry Port to Tenby as I’m familiar with the amazing coast-line route when travelling to Uni in Carmarthen and I was keen to experience the onward journey to Tenby, I also thought I’d enjoy a nice quiet, peaceful train ride avoiding theRead more

Narberth Flâneur

Narberth Flâneur I arranged to conduct my inaugural Flâneur in Narberth, Pembrokeshire by contacting the Mayor, Elizabeth Rogers to gain her support for my project. The term Flâneur describes a ‘stroller’ of 19th century France, an ‘urban explorer’ or ‘connoisseur of the street’; applied to a photographer it’s similar to a street photographer who has no particular purpose or objective and spends several hours exploring and recording the sights and events of a town or city. I spent five enjoyableRead more

Documentary Photography Graduate show

    On Friday I attended the Documentary Photography Graduate show at the Capitol Shopping Centre in Cardiff. The show which was held in an unoccupied store, was packed with friends, families, fellow students and art lovers. At the door we were presented with an exhibition guide and a white box 10” x 8” with the title #RELAYPHOTO2016, the box contained PhotoCards from each of the 20 graduating students. These cards consisted of a sample exhibition photograph and descriptive text.Read more

The Photography Show

  The Photography Show, NEC, Birmingham I attended The Photography Show at the NEC, Birmingham with my fellow students from University. We all had our own objectives for visiting the show and many had booked to see Alec Soth – I had booked tickets to see Alec Soth at the Photo London show in May so decided to look-up Tom Stoddart, the Documentary Photographer, and attend his seminar. Stoddart said that he had been working as a freelance news photographerRead more