This work explores the diminishing role of religion within western society and of the increasing feelings of emptiness and separation that this withdrawal produces. By documenting both empty chapel spaces and derelict religious sites, the work specifically reflects the decline of Christianity, and the loss of the chapel's once central place within the communities of South Wales. As a member of a once busy and popular chapel the photographer's personal views are put to one side when photographing this subject. The work is a straightforward documentation of the decline in Welsh speaking chapels and through the lack of people in the images the work shows how the importance of chapel and attending religious services has diminished in the 21st Century.
Benjamin Anderson-Watkins • Morgan Cable • Chloe Davies • Jasmine Färling • Richard Harding • Kyla Hicks •