Form - Episode 4
Monuments to Coal
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Working on Form has made me realise that my personal ‘Valleys Project’ has come to an end – there will be no more projects in the making. Probably…
I have approached the presentation of the selected work covered within Form from differing perspectives and have, for the first time, included the highly personal dimension that has driven my work in the Valleys. As such, some may be surprised by what they find – I have to admit that my love and enthusiasm for the Valleys runs deeper than even I realised. It is palpable.
There are ten audio episodes – this one covers the Monuments to Coal chapter in the book which is available at my online shop.
The first part of this episode was recorded at Dare Valley Country Park in the Cynon Valley, which was where I first started to photograph monuments on former colliery sites. The second part is the text from the book read by me. The 10 episodes vary in length between approximately 10 and 25 minutes long and are published every 7 days. Explore my postings to find and listen to other episodes.
The two monuments to Bwlfa Colliery in the Dare Valley - then and now, 1996 (L) and 2023 (R).
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Deep Duffryn, 1996
Feb 19, 2023 - Foreword & End of the Row
Feb 26, 2023 - Portrait of a Tip
Mar 5, 2023 - Monuments to Coal
Mar 12, 2023 - Powerlines
Mar 19, 2023 - Transmissions
Mar 26, 2023 - Poles & Lost Pictures
April 2, 2023 - Everything Must Go
April 9, 2023 - Afterword
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