Channel / 15 Jun 2020

Weekly Digest - 15/6/20

Welcome to the twelfth edition of Ffotogallery’s weekly digest! Whilst our offices and gallery are closed, we’re still busy working from home to bring you the latest updates, including creative activities you can take part in at home, resources you can browse online, and we’ll be sharing what arts organisations further afield have on offer.

© Victoria Gretchen Carter

Competition Time – Black and White Photography

Congratulations to last week’s winner of our #object photo competition, Victoria Gretchen Carter (@victoriagretchencarter)! Thank you to everybody who has taken the time to send in their entries.

This week’s theme – black and white photography – is inspired by Many Voices, One Nation artist James Hudson, and is the final edition of our online competition. James uses black and white photography to tell the story of his off-road bicycle journey from the historical Senedd in Machynlleth to the present day Senedd in Cardiff. As a work of graphic art fiction, as opposed to a more straightforward documentation, the project aims to expose to new audiences the activity, history and value of both off-road cycling and the Senedd.

We would love you to get involved by sharing your black and white photos with us! More details on how to enter below, and don’t forget you can explore the Many Voices, One Nation project online at

How to enter:

Simply post your photo on Instagram, tag @ffotogallery, and use the hashtag #blackandwhitephotography. We’ll repost our favourites on our account, and the winning image will be featured in next week’s digest.

Don’t have Instagram? Don’t worry! You can email your photos to us on [email protected], just make sure you include the name of the person who took the photo.

Deadline for entries: Midnight on Sunday 21st June.

You might also want to check out the following:

Opportunity for photographers in Wales and India

Chennai Photo Biennale Foundation in collaboration with the Diffusion Festival-Wales with the support of the British Council and Wales Arts International announces the Open Call for a grant for resident photographers and lens-based artists from India and Wales to submit proposals on the theme - IMAGINING THE NATION STATE. This collaboration enables a total of four grant awards - to two Indian and two Welsh photographers/lens-based artists for the production of work on the basis of proposals submitted through the open call.

Deadline for applications: 30 August 2020, 11.59pm IST (7.59pm GMT)

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Last week’s entries

You can now check out all of the entries we received for last week’s #home themed competition. Head over to our Channel page for past entries and the latest updates from Ffotogallery.

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Photography Graduate Support Scheme

Redeye have recently announced their expanded support programme available to all photography students graduating in 2020 in the UK. Opportunities include paid work, mentoring, feedback sessions and training for the next generation of talented photographers.

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Iris 2020 Goes Online

Iris Prize have just announced that this year’s festival will be taking place online and will be completely free. Visit the link below to find out more about the festival and how you can show your support.

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Covid Photo Museum

This ‘virtual museum’ was established to function as a time capsule of life in the time of quarantine, and gives photographers (professional and amateur) all over the world the opportunity to share their perspective of what will become a remarkable period in history.

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Jerwood / FVU Awards

The Jerwood/FVU Awards 2022 are a major opportunity for UK-based moving-image artists in the first five years of developing their professional practice. Jerwood Arts and Film and Video Umbrella invite early-career artists to make proposals for ambitious new works in any form of the moving-image.

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A Diary from Treforest

Many Voices, One Nation artist Jon Pountney features in this British Journal of Photography article, sharing images made during the lockdown as well as some of his diary entries - a document of “a time of reflection, education and growth”.

Image © Jon Pountney

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