Event / 31 May 2018

Chronicle Talks - The Valleys Project

Chronicle Talks - The Valleys Project
Gilfach Goch From The Valleys Project 1985 © Francesca Odell

Join us for the first in a series of talks organised to coincide with our current exhibition ‘Chronicle’.

Dr Paul Cabuts, photographer and Honorary Research Fellow at National Museum Wales will be in attendance discussing The Valleys Project and highlighting 10 of his favourite works from the series of commissions.

Ffotogallery originally established The Valleys Project in 1984, as a unique undertaking to document what has to be one of the most beautiful yet industrialized landscapes of Northern Europe. During the five years of the project to 1990, it has drawn together the work of photographers resident in Wales and from further afield, to create a contemporary visual record and social commentary encompassing a broad geographical spread of the South Wales Valleys.

‘Chronicle’ draws on archival and contemporary material to tell the story of how Ffotogallery has developed over the last forty years, against the backdrop of changes in the nature and role of photography in society and the rise of digital culture. The exhibition continues until 4th August, and forms part of our anniversary celebrations during 2018.