If you were asked to take a photograph of someone or something which sums up Pontypridd for you, what would it be? That’s the challenge for people in the town from a project called Picturing Ponty, which will be running over the next six months.
Individuals and groups are invited to submit photos which say something about ‘our community’. It could be something – or someone – to celebrate (perhaps an unsung ‘local hero’ or a favourite place). It might be a picture which says something about Pontypridd’s needs, its assets, its beauty or its history? Pictures may be town views, or action shots; they may be portraits or feature groups of people; they may capture events, special places or buildings. Participants will have the opportunity to explain why they chose to take their picture in up to 100 words.
Local schools have already agreed to take part and entries are encouraged also from a wide variety of groups and individuals.
“The Picturing Ponty project is about celebrating our community” said Pam Mahoney, project coordinator. “We want to see many different people taking part and many different perspectives of our town- both the rough and the smooth, to give us a well-rounded picture. It will be like Ponty talking to itself about itself.”
The project culminates in a photographic exhibition in St David’s Uniting Church, Gelliwastad Rd, from 15- 29th March 2014 and a concurrent programme of workshops and events.
Meanwhile, follow Picturing Ponty on Facebook and on Twitter to keep in touch with news of events and updates on the project.
Photos need to be submitted in digital format and in hard copy. A single photo, a group of pictures or a collage can be submitted. Permission must be obtained from those photographed, for the picture to be exhibited and displayed on relevant websites. Details of the rules and conditions of entry can be found on the website www.picturingponty.org.uk.
For further information contact [email protected]
- Picturing Ponty is a community arts project, organised by St David’s Uniting Church, Pontypridd, with support of a grant from the United Reformed Church. Sponsorship is being sought for other elements of the project