This project seeks to weave together a story of dissenters; religious, political and personal through the experience of photographing the chapels of Merthyr Tydfil. Martin Heidegger describes a temple-chapel thus: "It is the temple-work that first fits together and at the same time gathers around itself the unity of those paths and relations in which birth and death, disaster and blessing, victory and disgrace, endurance and decline acquire the shape of destiny for human being." The chapel in Wales draws all this together through the building - birth, baptism, education, work, marriage, death. St Tydfil, martyr, gives name to the town and a church above her resting place. This spiritual and political cynosure radiates outwards through the chapels.
Lee Copleston • Gina Kawecka • Sarah Le Brocq • Violetta Liszka • Greta Lorimer • Michaela Meadow • Gin Rimmington Jones • Sara Roberts • Andrew Robinson • Jola Sopek •