Ffotogallery is pleased to have the endorsement of a number of distinguished individuals from the worlds of photography, film & broadcast media, politics and literature who offer their support to our efforts to promote, present and develop photography and lens-based art in Wales.
David Bailey CBE
Using film to capture the high fashion, celebrity chic, gangster icons and rock and roll bands of Swinging London during the 1960s David Bailey became one of the world’s first celebrity photographers. He was awarded a CBE in 2001 and now directs TV commercials and documentaries and his modern work includes photo shoots with the band Oasis, supermodel Naomi Campbell and the boxer Naseem Hamed.
A highly acclaimed photojournalist who has worked for the Observer since 1949, Bown has captured the stars of both the 20th and 21st centuries, including Queen Elizabeth on her eighteenth birthday and has been exhibited in the National Portrait Gallery. Using available light, Bown’s usually produces black and white photographs using a forty year old camera. In 2007 her work on the Greenham Common evictions was included in the How We Are: Photographing Britain, the first major survey of mainstream photography to be held at Tate Britain.
Sue Davies OBE
Founder of the Photographer’s Gallery, Britain’s first independent gallery devoted to photography, the world’s first publicly funded gallery where young and emerging photographers could exhibit alongside the work of distinguished practitioners. After retiring in 1991, Davies curated a large exhibition of contemporary European photography which was shown at the Graves Art Gallery, Sheffield and the Ludwig Museum, Budapest.
Born in Newport, Greenaway has directed many films including The Falls (1980) The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover, (1989) and the highly controversial The Baby of Mâcon (1993). Throughout the 1990s he wrote ten opera libretti known as the Death of a Composer Series, and more recent projects include the artistically ambitious, The Tulse Luper Suitcases, a multimedia project with innovative film techniques resulting in five films. In 2005 Greenaway staged his debut VJ performance as he mixed images from the Tulse Luper stories live to music by DJ Serge Dodwell in Club 11 in Amsterdam.
A major curatorial and scholarly influence on the development of photographic culture in Britain. Howarth-Booth worked at Manchester City Art Gallery, before moving to the Victoria & Albert Museum (V&A), London, in 1970, retiring as senior curator of photographs in 2004. He has curated numerous exhibitions and published widely, including Photography: An Independent Art (1997), a study of the V&A’s collection, and Things: A Spectrum of Photography, 1850-2001 (2004).
Working as a sports photographer for the Observer during the 1970s and 1980s, McCabe became renowned for producing some of the world’s most striking photographs, and was rewarded Photographer of the Year in 1978, 1879, 1981 and 1984. He became Picture Editor for the Guardian in 1988 where he went on to win Picture Editor of the Year five times. He left in 2001 to return to his roots as a photographer.
Jan Morris CBE
A British historian and travel writer, Morris is known particularly for the Pax Britannica trilogy, a history of the British Empire, and for portraits of cities, notably Oxford, Venice and New York. Working for The Times during the 1950s, Morris scored a scoop in 1953 by accompanying the first British expedition to scale Mount Everest. She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and received the Glyndwr Award in 1996.
Born Antony Charles Robert Armstrong-Jones, Lord Snowdon is a British photographer and Emmy award-winning documentary filmmaker who sits in the House of Lords after a life peerage was granted to him in 1999. Working as a picture editor for the Sunday Times during the 1960s, he became one of Britain’s most respectable photographers and is famous for his portraits, which over the years have included photographs Queen Elizabeth II, the Duke of Edinburgh, Laurence Olivier and J.R.R. Tolkien. These were shown at the National Portrait Gallery in 2001 where more than 180 of his photographs were exhibited in Photographs by Snowdon: A Retrospective which also travelled to the Yale Centre for British Art.