Channel / 18 May 2020

Weekly Digest - 18/5/20

Welcome to the eighth 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.

courtesy of Richard Downs

Competition Time – Low light photography

Congratulations to last week’s winner of our #archive photo competition, Richard Downs! Thank you to everybody who has taken the time to send in their entries.

"I thought you might enjoy the attached old photo of members of the West Kirby Youth Hostel Association on a trip to Wales, some time in the 1950s. My mother (now in her mid-eighties) has many happy memories of hikes and bike tours with the group and was sent a CD-ROM of similar images a few years ago, mostly taken by the club chairman Don Ryan. [...] There is unquestionably a sense of melancholy that comes with viewing the images in the collection, knowing that all those young, happy folk are now passed or nearing the end. The attached photo particularly captures the spirit and camaraderie of the group. Just a moment in time so long ago."
- Richard Downs

For the competition this week we’d like you to experiment with low light photography, inspired by Zillah Bowes’ project for Many Voices, One Nation which focuses on a hill-farming community in Radnorshire. Bowes photographed her subjects outside with the moon as her only source of light. If you have a garden, then why not try the same method of using moonlight or streetlights to light your image; or experiment indoors at night with torchlight or ambient light to create a dramatic effect.

Molly 'Frondorddu' © Zillah Bowes

How to enter:

Simply post your photo on Instagram, tag @ffotogallery, and use the hashtag #lowlightphotography. 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 17th May.

You might also want to check out the following:

Last week’s entries

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

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Many Voices, One Nation Online

Don’t forget to visit where you can find out more about each of the artists commissioned for Many Voices, One Nation, a touring exhibition curated by Ffotogallery and the Welsh Parliament.

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Impressions Gallery

Head over to Impressions Gallery’s website to find all kinds of online resources such as digital artworks, projects and online events (including free online portfolio reviews).

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Ffotogallery Platform

This week on Ffotogallery Platform, Irish visual and sonic artist Sarah Lundy will be sharing her work. Make sure you follow the account below.

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The Group Photo.2017 Video Premiere

Gallery of Photography Ireland have premiered a newly commissioned video piece for the online presentation of Maria Kapajeva’s ‘Dream is Wonderful, Yet Unclear’. Kapajeva’s exhibition forms part of A Woman’s Work, a project funded by Creative Europe to examine the nature of women’s labour through photography.

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John Paul Evans

Read this interview with Welsh photographer John Paul Evans, talking about his work over the years including his project ‘Home Sweet Home’, commissioned by Ffotogallery in 2015 for Diffusion Festival.

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