Who’s coming? Ffotogallery in Penarth, Cardiff 12-14th October. Private View is the evening of the 11th. Come for the photography, stay to watch me drink a little too much.
Once again, the Ffotogallery are hosting the annual exhibition of students who are completing the MA and MFA Documentary Photography at the University of Wales, Newport and, as always, the work on show will be varied in both subject matter and stylistic approach. The title of the show In Our Nature is ambiguous. In one reading, it suggests an engagement with site and indeed a wide range of landscapes appear in the images - from California to Herefordshire, from Paris to St David’s. But there are also works which consider ‘human nature’ - our own place within the environment. And underlying it all is an engagement with the nature of photography and of photographic seeing. A questioning indeed of what documentary is. - Ian Walker