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#47: Offline Journal Newsletter : 15 Feb '23
A selection of the latest photography-related news and exhibitions in Wales.
Here’s a selection of the latest photography-related news from Wales.
If you are in or near Hereford - Amanda Jackson’s new exhibition Where the Red Kite Flies opens in The Courtyard this Friday 17 February and runs until 19 March 2023.
FORM now shipping
Photographer Paul Cabuts is now based in Ceredigion but courtesy of photographs and essays in his latest publication FORM, he offers fascinating and entertaining reflection on the motivations, politics and methodologies he employed in making images over decades in the Welsh Valleys.
FORM is a limited edition title and, for a limited period, also available as part of a reduced price bundle with Paul’s 2020 photobook NOT STILL.
FORM by Paul Cabuts
84 pages / 165 x 125mm
Hardback with matt cover
150gsm Silk paper
Edition of 50
You can order FORM or the limited-time two-book bundle from Paul’s online store now via the button below.
AFRICA IN WALES - Glenn Edwards
First shown in Aberystwyth Arts Centre in late 2022, Glenn Edwards’ impressive exhibition (now under its original project title) is a photographic portrait of the African community in Wales, documented over the last several years.
Together with a selection of images by Vanley Burke ‘The Godfather of British Black Photography’, the exhibition celebrates the wider African and Caribbean communities in the UK.
13 February - 15 April 2023
PANEL DISCUSSION: The Ethics of Photography During & After Conflicts
Ffotogallery are hosting a group conversation tomorrow evening (Thursday 16 Feb) on the ethics of photography during and after conflicts.
Timed to coincide with their current exhibition We Are Here, Because You Were There: Afghan Interpreters in the UK, the discussion will welcome Panel members photojournalist Nelly Ating; photographer, researcher and human rights lawyer Tudor Etchells; Duckrabbit co-founder and film producer Benjamin Chesterton; and photographer and Royal Artillery veteran Andy Barnham.
6 - 8pm 16 February at Ffotogallery, Cardiff. Free entry.
RAPTUROUS RHYL - New Photo Zine
North Wales-based Emyr Payne has just completed a self-published photo zine with recent example of his photography in and around the holiday town of Rhyl, titled ‘Rhyl: Waiting for the Rapture’.
Readers may recall Emyr being one on a group of five photographers making work along the north coast of Wales who featured in issue #008 of Offline Journal.
The A4-size Zine is full colour with 36 pages and 4 page cover featuring photographs from around the town shot in the hours preceding sundown between May and August 2022, including several street portraits of strangers not shared previously on his Instagram feed.
Emyr will be making some copies of the small print run available in coming weeks via details on his Instagram account @emyr_payne_photography
From Rhyl to Blackpool: Stephen Clarke
Also from the published Rhyl parish, photographer and educator Stephen Clarke continues to delve into his seemingly endless archive - this time producing an impressive set of images worthy of yet another Café Royal Books title.
Joining his previous CRB titles, some of which featured the north Wales coast, Blackpool 1980s–1990s uncovers Clarke’s observation of the popular seaside destination with his 35mm camera.
Copies of the new Blackpool 1980s–1990s by Stephen Clarke are available from the Café Royal Books website
Hybrid – Llandrillo Student Show
HYBRID is the collective name for an exhibition by a group of ten FdA 2, level 5 photography degree students from Coleg Llandrillo located on the coast of north-east Wales.
HYBRID will be the latest in an ongoing series of collaborations between Oriel Colwyn and Coleg Llandrillo where Oriel Colwyn takes the opportunity to support and showcase a group exhibition from 2nd year students completing the FdA Photography course at the College.
This latest group exhibition takes place offsite in the Coed Pella Council building in the centre of Colwyn Bay.
The Photobook as Sculpture
Photographer Gareth Phillips is making waves beyond the Welsh shores in his ongoing exploration of the form and function of the photobook.
Showcased at the 10th Ras Al Khaimah Art Festival in Dubai last week, Gareth’s work ‘Caligo’ was exhibited at Al Jazirah Al Hamra, a traditional heritage village hosting large scale outdoor exhibitions for the event.
The climate-focused work in Caligo won first prize at the festival, and has recently been selected as a finalist in this year’s Aesthetica Art Prize, and a special edition of the work is being created for the Aesthetica Art Prize opening on 23 March 2023 in York, UK.
Here’s wishing Gareth the very best of luck for that!