But That’s Not How I See It
This project is an exploration into my family connections and the relationship I have with the South Wales Valley’s. I have grown up over the past 21 years with a strong connection to a place I have never lived. For me, the Rhondda is home. Three generations before me have been born within these tight knit communities, working as part of the local industries before the unfortunate closure of the mines and factories. My parents were the first to go off to university and begin a life outside the valleys, meaning that I was brought up in a very different environment. Through photographing both sides of family over a number of months, alongside archive material and various interviews, I have begun to form the beginning of a much larger conversation, centred on this strange but intriguing landscape. Although I find myself almost like a foreigner in this place, I feel more at home there than anywhere else in the world. My work is a cathartic investigation into the notion of home; it’s connection to specific place, the history embedded within it and the way in which we find our selves moulding to our communities and environments.
Rhiannon Ace • Garin Davies • John Evans • Tee Ferguson • Lowri Hawkins • Roxy Llewellyn • Eve Morgan • Sandra Muranska • Jack Osborne • Kadri Otsiver • Nikita Williams •