Six USW Photography graduates feature in new Ffocws exhibition

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Graduates from Photography degrees at the University of South Wales will see their work featured in a new initiative to support early career artists in Wales.

Launched by Cardiff charity Ffotogallery, Ffocws aims to promote and support the work of selected Photography graduates from Welsh universities.

After visiting USW’s Creative GradFest show this year, Ffotogallery selected six graduates to showcase their projects at the Ffocws exhibition, which opens to the public tomorrow (Friday 4 November).

The four BA Documentary Photography graduates – Alice Durham, Billy Osborn, Ross Gardner and Laurie Broughton – and two BA Photography graduates – Paris Tankard and Kerry Woolman – will also be invited to engage in artists talks, symposia and workshops as part of the Ffocws initiative.

Siân Addicott, Director of Ffotogallery, said: “We are delighted to be exhibiting this wonderful selection of emerging talent at Ffotogallery. The range of subject matter, techniques and distinct styles on show highlight the depth of photographic creativity in Wales.

“Through Ffocws we aim to provide some essential, tailored career support and networking opportunities to help the artists on their professional journeys – especially at these challenging early career stages.”

Peter Bobby, Course Leader for BA Photography at USW, added: “This exhibition is a fantastic opportunity for the outstanding work of our graduates to be shown. As the primary provider of Photography education in Wales, the University of South Wales is proud to work in partnership with Ffotogallery to support emerging and early career artists.”

For more details on Ffocws, visit https://www.ffotogallery.org/programme/ffocws

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