Opening Saturday 18th September 2021
Earlier this month, I received some good news from the National Library of Wales where 26 of my prints are held in the National Collection of Welsh Photographs:
Two of my photographs are to be shown at their satellite gallery, Riverside in Haverfordwest, in a pair of exhibitions which open today, Saturday 18th September.
My portrait of the Tenby RNLI crew (a print of which has also been purchased by Martin Parr for the Martin Parr Foundation) is being shown in an exhibition titled ‘People: Photographs from the National Collection’ and will feature alongside images from other photographers such as David Hurn and Philip Jones Griffiths celebrating the art of documentary photography and the lives of ordinary people.
The second photogaph will be shown in the other half of the same gallery in a semi permanent exhibition ‘Pembrokeshire: Then & Now’ which will showcase a small number of items from across the Library’s vast collections (paintings, photographs, manuscripts and archives) based on the theme of Pembrokeshire. The NLW have chosen ‘St Davids RNLI Old and New Boathouses’ to feature in this display.
More information will be published by the National Library of Wales soon and you can purchase limited edition prints from this dedicated page:
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Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th October 2021
The speakers have been announced for The Northern Eye Photography Festival 2021 and I feel utterly privileged to be among them.
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In addition to presenting a talk over the weekend of 9/10th October, I’ll be pasting three giant posters as part of the fringe festival.
As things stand, I’m intending to paste one — maybe two — posters on Friday 8th October and then to install a third poster after the speakers’ weekend from Monday 11th October.
Find out how you can get behind it on the Posters page:
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A film celebrating RNLI communities across Scotland
Autumn and Winter 2021
Seventeen portraits and two audio recordings from the project have been incorporated into Launch!, a cinema release of archive film and video celebrating RNLI communities across Scotland.
Directed by Shona Thomson in a co-production with Screen Argyll, the 44 minute film is a wondrous and deeply moving experience. As you can imagine, I’m so proud that my work is seen as a fitting way to join the dots between the present and the past.
Launch! premiered at Mareel in Lerwick, Shetland on 20th June 2021 [pictured above] and it’s now touring cinemas across Scotland throughout the Autumn and Winter of 2021.
Cinemas screening the film are collaborating with local RNLI stations to celebrate the important work of their volunteers. Each event is different so look out for special extras like additional films of your local lifeboat, or an in-person discussion afterwards with RNLI crew, or a pre-recorded blether with the folk involved in making the film.
Take a look at the film’s dedicated website for full details of the upcoming cinema tour:
There are more events on the horizon including itinerary news for September 2021.
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