Saturday, February 20

In-Public: 20 shooters + 10 years = 2010

I'm very pleased to become a member of the In-Public international street photography collective. American photographer George Kelly has also just joined, which takes the tally of photographers up to 20, in the group's 10th year.

There will an exhibition of In-Public photography at Photofusion in Brixton, London in the summer.

Wednesday, February 3

Reasons to be cheerful in 2010: the Third Floor photography gallery in Cardiff

Maciej Dakowicz and Joni Karanka are starting a new photography and visual arts gallery in Cardiff. In between obsessively photographing Cardiff’s nightlife, the pair have somehow found time to convert a 100 square metre premises in Cardiff Bay into a gallery and artist work spaces.

It’s opening on the evening of Friday 12 February with the exhibition ‘Love UK’ by Peter Dench. The show runs until 7 March.

Photo copyright Peter Dench

Photo copyright Peter Dench

Gallery details:
Third Floor Gallery
102 Bute Street
Cardiff CF10 5AD, UK
** Wednesday to Sunday: 1–7 pm **

Close to Cardiff Bay Train Station.
Bus routes nos 8, 11, 35 and 36 (probably)
If you’ve been to Cardiff, you’ll have taken a photo of that stainless steel water feature tower thing. It’s near there. Here’s the view from the gallery with the tower visible to the left:

Photo copyright Joni Karanka

The gallery's web site is taking shape, and you can also keep track of proceedings at the Facebook page.

Cardiff seems to be the place to be at the moment, with Dr Who leading the way for an increasing number of TV programmes being filmed there and possibly “the largest concentration of media jobs in the UK outside London”.