Friday, August 17, 2012

Ffotoview Magazine

I recently stumbled across some old back copies of ffotoview – an impressive Welsh photographic magazine that ran from 1982-85. Previously called C Magazine, 12 issues in total were produced. The journal was published by Ffotogallery, Cardiff, in conjunction with the Association for Photography in Wales. Edited by Robert Greetham it quickly gained a reputation as one of the best gallery magazines around. It contained high quality criticism; showcased new work; and carried reviews and analysis of exhibitions and photobooks. The local and the international were covered. Thus you could find a feature on a project documenting unemployed youths in Barry – Squaring Up – alongside some great pics by American snapper Burk Uzzel. Interesting, well put together and accessible, it is certainly one of the best Welsh arts-related publications that I have encountered during the compilation of this blog.