After having all of our work featured in both the South Wales Echo, and BBC Wales website it has really hit a bigger audience and we are all incredibly happy with the exposure both of these two establishments have given us. Big thanks go to Elena at the Echo and Gemma at the BBC.
Thankyou to all the people who came to our exhibition! It was a fantastic night with over 100 people that came including various members of the community and students, even the police. We hope you all had a great time and enjoy the publications of which all were taken.
It has been a pleasure working in Grangetown and we hope to be back not too far in the future.
In these photographs I have tried to visually represent those voices I have heard over the last three months, exploring in a metaphorical and almost fictional sense, the unfamiliarities and insecurities that change brings. The idea of the strange, and a sense of the ambiguity that many people feel in a place now so different to the one they were raised in.
South district view
Jamie Murray and Tuomas Sarparanta explore the community both as uninvolved bystanders and more integrated participants in the area, exposing what they personally experienced from Grangetown.
Our launch night has been finalised! All details are held on this facebook event and would be great to see you all there, we have a limited stock of publications going free as well, so make sure you get there for 6pm.
See No… Hear No… Speak No…
Taken by Hollie Jackson as part of the ‘Localities’ Project.
See No, Hear No, Speak No… is a interactive project working closely with the youth sector and public in Grangetown.
Asking the question; what it is you don’t like seeing,hearing or talking about has giving the younger generation a platform to be open,speaking out to reach the community .
Groups of Grangetown
Taken by Olivia Whittaker as part of the ‘Localities’ Project.
In order to define what community means to Grangetown I begun the project searching through archive images and material. Communicating with locals taught me “theres so much to do and be involved in within Grangetown” leading me to believe community lies in the regular meeting of groups of individuals who make Gragnetown what it is.
Taken by Hannah Trott as part of the ‘Localities’ Project.
This is Zahra, she is originally from Tehran, Iran, but has been living in Cardiff for 9 years. She originally started attending FAN meetings to learn English and to find out about the culture she’d moved into. But, she has also found a safe environment to just be herself in, to share stories and is proud she has friends she can rely on.
"It’s not about religion, it’s not about their culture, it’s not about where you come from. It’s about friendship."
This is just one of the portraits and stories included in my project, highlighting the unique individual and how they’ve found a community with the help of FAN charity.
Nearing the end of the current ‘Communities’ project for university. Myself and a group of six others have been working in an area of Cardiff called Grangetown, and looking into various aspects of the community contained here.
Here are a few images from the work so far with more to come, and even a publication to follow in due course.