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Ffotogallery is the national development agency for photography in Wales and the premier arts organisation dedicated to the promotion and presentation of photographic art in the country. The gallery looks at photographic practice in the broadest sense, and initiates exhibitions which focus on documentary as well as more expansive uses of photography which may involve the use of projection, digital and other lens-based forms. Through its exhibition & publishing programme and educational outreach work, Ffotogallery consciously attempts to respond to issues which are pertinent to the culture of Wales. In parallel with this, Ffotogallery endeavours to bring photographic work to Wales which is at the forefront of contemporary critical debate, from Britain and around the world.
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Ken Griffiths - Quiet Heroes
- 8 March 2013 — 8 December 2014 *on now
In 2012, Ken Griffiths created Quiet Heroes, a series of portraits of people and places. The photographs celebrate individuals who make extraordinary contributions to their communities. There are heroes in every town and village.
As a nation the Welsh are known for a strong sense of local belonging. Wales has a sense of intimacy, as well as offering variety and uniqueness.
The mountains in the North, the cities and valleys of the South, the fishing communities of the West and the agricultural East all epitomise Wales and influence the sitters differently.
Quiet Heroes is a record of community life in Wales that will live on and continue long after the time when the people and possibly the world they live in have disappeared.
Quiet Heroes is presented by Rainy Day Films, hosted by Ffotogallery and supported by the Arts Council of Wales.
- Any age
Paul Reas – “Day Dreaming About The Good Times?”
- 22 March — 10 May 2014 *on now
Paul Reas is one of the most significant photographers to emerge from the new wave of British colour documentary of the mid-1980s. Spanning thirty years from Thatcherite Britain to today’s recession, and encompassing themes of class, consumption, work and leisure, this is Reas’ first major retrospective.
Paul Reas is part of the pioneering generation of photographers who revealed and critiqued British class and culture in the 1980s and 90s. Strongly influenced by his working class upbringing in Bradford, Reas uses humour and sharp observation to comment on a new corporate and commercial world epitomised by heritage industry sites, retail parks, and supermarkets.
- Any age