Thursday, 27 May 2010


Are you the Photographer of the Year?
Digital Camera Photographer of the Year is one of the world's biggest photography competitions, attracting more than 100,000 entries in 2009. This year's competition is now open! There are 10 categories, so upload your best shots to be in with a chance of winning the £10,000 grand prize… The closing date is 31st August 2010.

Creativity is the edge of Photography...
This is your chance to enter your most creative photos and participate in the opportunity to win prizes, have your work recognized, and be showcased in our winners gallery.
This is the perfect chance to show off your skills and show the world "through your eyes". The contest runs until june 9th 2010 and you can enter as many photos as you want. You could pick up a brand new Canon 5D Mark II or a Nikon D700!

Local Exhibitions

Newport Museum & Art Gallery, are currently showing a group of three complementary exhibitions exploring a variety of themes and practice through lens based media. They are running until June 5th 2010.
Glenn Edwards: A response. An intimate exhibition of the artist’s response to his Priorities exhibition as seen through the eyes of local young homeless people.
Experimentality: Photographic Art. A showcase of lens based work by recent graduates and students from the Photographic Art BA at the School of Art, Media and Design at University of Wales, Newport.
Mandy Pritchard: Between Ourselves. A 40 minute cinematic video piece opening up dialogues between strangers who share a common link through their response to a series of uniform questions on some of life’s more profound issues.
For information,

Julian Castaldi at Habitat: Photographs & Other Stories.
The exhibition will be running from June 11th 2010 at Habitat, Cardiff.

Julian Castaldi's work has been described as "postcards from Jack Kerouac when he was on the Road".
An exhibition of photography and screenprint work spanning 10 years.
For information,

Third Floor Gallery's current exhibition is "ffotoCardiff", which is running until June 6th 2010.
ffotoCardiff provides a contemporary snapshot of the rich photographic pursuits that Wales inspires in locals and visitors alike.

Their upcoming exhibition is by Chris Steele Perkins and will open on June 10th 2010.
For information,

[open here]2010

call for submissions,
deadline: 31st May 2010.
Hereford Photography Festival.

Submissions are now being accepted for Open Here, Hereford Photography Festival's open exhibition, to take place at The Courtyard Centre for the Arts from 29th October to 27th November 2010.
For more information;

Thursday, 20 May 2010

Artes Mundi 4 - Arts of the World

The winner of the 4th artes mundi prize was Yael Bartana, from Israel. Yael won for her body of work over the last 5 to 8 years, which the judges said consistently stimulated thinking about the human condition and our understanding of humanity.
Yael Bartana, Wall and Tower, 2009
One channel RED transfer to 35mm film
Duration: 16 min
Courtesy Annet Gelink Gallery Amsterdam

She uses documentation and re-enactments to move between playfulness and seriousness. Her work focuses on Israel and the israel situation, and centres upon human relationships as much as politics. Yael divids her time between her homeland, israel and amsterdam.
The exhibition will continue in the National Museum Wales, Cardiff until June 6th. Already, it has attracted 25,000 viewers.
For further information,,

Thursday, 13 May 2010

B.S Twenty One Exhibition

As a part of Bristol Photography Festival 20 May to 9 June

Twenty-one of Bristol’s independent photographic artists have joined together to form the collective group B.S Twenty One.
The Exhibition will consist of three shows, each will run for one week and will look at various aspects of the photograph.

WEEK ONE: ROCK (20th May: 6pm) The work in this show will focus on the permanence and stasis of the photographic image.

WEEK TWO: PAPER (27th May: 6pm) The second week will feature the communication of the narrative within photographic images.

WEEK THREE: SCISSORS (3rd June: 6pm) The final week will showcase the cutting edge of contemporary images. The show will highlight manipulated images and conceptual photography.

The shows will be thought provoking as well as visually dynamic exploring the visual language of photographs. Come and support this exhibition.


Monday, 10 May 2010

Hello Fwends

Greetings from Hobson Towers,London! A hearty round of applause for FORA it is awesome, well done everyone. And the Book Arts Fayre was way good too, it was great to see everyone again!

So what happened at April's FORUM? was it the one where you went to Artes Mundi? And what is everyone up to? And where are the books I left at TH? In the post?

My news is that I have shaved off my moustache, made some collages that I don't like very much and am currently working on a floor to ceiling mountain made from cut out mountains. Below is a crudely stitched together image of my show in Manchester. I have put all of the work in the show on my website ( )

One of the collages I just made..........

How was Hasler's show???? How is the new show looking?



P.S Helen, stop snacking and get back to work!!!!!



Saturday, 8 May 2010

force : vision exhibition

Second Year BA (Hons) Photographic Art invite you to the opening of our exhibition force : vision on Thursday 13th May 2010, 5pm till 7pm at The Riverfront.
Exhibition continues until Saturday 15th May 2010 and is open 10am till 8pm

The Riverfront, Kingsway, Newport, NP20 1HG
To find out more about the exhibition-