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Photography festival explores Welsh life

 23rd Nov 2011

 

A photography festival is to launch in the Welsh town of Aberystwyth in celebration of street life through the ages. To learn more about how to take control of your own camera try Photography Courses.
 
The Lens festival is to be hosted at The National Library of Wales in Aberystwyth and aims to look at the photographs of ordinary people to see what can be learned about daily life. It is hoped that both art fans and history enthusiasts will gain some insight into the town's past through the event. 
 
Jon Poutney is behind the event after discovering a treasure trove of social photography from the 1990s during the renovation of a Cardiff recording studio.
 
He told Wales Online that he put the photographs on the internet and saw that they proved really popular with residents. “The response since the photos went online has been amazing,” Mr Poutney remarked.
 
The Lens festival is also likely to offer some practical tips to amateur photographers in the region, with a number of events being held over the course of the weekend. 
 
Talks and discussions are to be delivered by renowned photographers and academics discussing the theme of street photographers, while there will also be some presentations looking into the technicalities of different types of photography and the effects that can be achieved. For more information go to [CCM::Ext::Link~282]
 
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