Archive for February, 2010

The Silent Village – Book Launch

Wednesday, February 10th, 2010

sample spreads from Ffotogallery publication, The Silent VillageOver the past couple of months we’ve been working closely with Russell Roberts (Reader in Photography at the European Centre for Photographic Research at Newport), Ffotogallery, Gomer and artist Peter Finnemore on a new, three part, box set, limited edition, blind debossed, bilingual publication. The publication accompanies an exhibition which investigates british documentary luminary Humphrey Jennings‘ wartime film, The Silent Village, a moving and surreal recreation of the Nazi Lidice atrocity transposed to (and performed by) a South Wales mining community (Cwmgiedd near Ystradgynlais).

The publication includes new work by Peter Finnemore and Paolo Ventura, a short story by Rachel Trezise and essays by Russell and the late film historian David Berry.

The book launch is tonight (10th Feb) at Turner House, Penarth. More on the ffotogallery website.

UPDATE: the publication is now available on – order The Silent Village on amazon.