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Photographic Talent by College Merthyr Tydfil Students in a unique gallery exhibition Lost and Found – A Photographic Journey.

Local Students Shine through the Lens- “Lost and Found- A Photographic Journey”.

Redhouse Cymru in conjunction with College Merthyr, presents a vibrant and unique exhibition of
contemporary photography entitled Lost and Found- A Photographic Journey. This exhibition reveals new
and fresh insight into the visual mindsets of degree students exploring the unique and philosophical
language of photography. The notion of lost and found as a concept evokes a wide response by creative
industry students, the imagination and sheer grit and dedication of each exhibitor is unique and personal
and pushes the boundaries of a work placement brief.
As a group, the Foundation Degree year 2 have decided to organise an exhibition which aims to document
emotions, loss and attachment of places in society, which are rich in fabric, that collectively shares the
stories of many people and the places of historical and communal relevance, and also the objects that hold
memories and our own emotional truths.
This project is independently organised and run by year two Foundation Degree students for the
professional practice work placement module, that is designed to prepare them for careers in the creative
industries. The group consists of a diverse range of learners from traditional and non-traditional
educational routes, which makes the show even more remarkable and surprising in its variety and
viewpoint. The collaboration is an opportunity for students to work with industry mentors and the wider
community to improve their professional skills as well as to enhance their identity as photographers.
The show takes place at the Redhouse Cymru, Market Street, Merthyr Tydfil and will be running from the
8
th to the 27th January 2020 with a grand opening event on the evening of Wednesday 8th January from 6-
8 pm. The exhibition will be formally opened by invited guest deputy mayor of Merthyr, Councillor
Malcolm Colbran and attended by local business and community representatives and guest speakers from
the photography industry. Lecturer Mr Andrew Johnson says “the course is now in its seventh year and
going from strength to strength and showcases just how much talent there is in this area. This show is very
professional and a credit to the participants”.
The ethos of Higher Educational courses in the local community promotes regeneration within the historic
town of Merthyr Tydfil and develops local skills for new digital media and industries. The Redhouse is a
focal point of the town and exhibitions such as these draw new audiences to Merthyr and highlights the
power of education.
This exhibition will explore the creative, diverse photographic journeys that takes the viewer on a voyage
of discovery.