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Four photography graduates from University of Wales Trinity Saint David’s (UWTSD) Swansea College of Art have been selected for a major exhibition at Ffotogallery in Cardiff, running between 4 November and 17 December.

The exhibition, called Ffocws, is part of Ffotogallery’s mission to support emerging and early career artists. It looks to survey recent graduates who have studied visual arts in Wales as well as offer opportunities to those who have not been in a formal art and creative education.

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Graduating from UWTSD’s Swansea College of Art in 2022, Ada Marino and Jack Winbow studied BA (Hons) Documentary Photography & Visual Activism, while Dione Jones and Laurentina Miksys studied BA (Hons) Photography in the Arts.

Ffotogallery works in partnership with Higher Education institutions (HEIs) in Wales to present the work of twelve brilliant artists who are challenging the process, medium and application of photography. Ffocws exhibition features the four UWTSD graduates alongside eight other photographers who are all creating work that inspires new interpretations and perspectives.

As well as displaying their work in Wales’ leading photographic organisation, the artists will be supported with a tailored six-month professional development programme.

Ffotogallery thanks UWTSD for its generous support in making this exhibition possible. The University works hard to give people in all stages of education and from all backgrounds access to career-development and educational opportunities. Aiming to transform lives and transform education, the University adopts a dual-sector approach working with businesses and partners across the country to provide enhanced opportunities to the people of Wales and champion local talent.

Ffotogallery’s Director Siân Addicott says: “We are really 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.”

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Ryan L. Moule, Head of Undergraduate Photography at UWTSD says: “This is a wonderful opportunity for an exceptional group of recent graduates. Ada, Jack, Dione and Laurentina have distinctive creative voices and their selection in this year’s Ffocws exhibition is well deserved. We look forward to seeing how their respective practices flourish with the mentorship of Ffotogallery.”

Since its formation in 1978, Ffotogallery has been at the forefront of new developments in photography and lens-based media in Wales and beyond, encouraging public understanding of photography and its value to society. University of Wales Trinity Saint David’s Swansea College of Art is ranked 1st in Wales and 4th in the UK for its Photography programmes.

(Lead image: UWTSD)

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