Land of My Father (Hen Wlad Fy Nhadau): An Exhibition by Ellie Hopkins
"This project documents the ex-mining town in Treharris in the South Welsh Valleys. Treharris is the town my Dad grew up in, it was the home of my Grandfather - a miner at the local colliery who died before I was born, and my Grandmother who died in 2009.
"The work was made over the course of two years and is an exploration of my own relationship with Treharris, as well as survey of the wider condition of culture within ex-industrial sites in Wales. It also informed the initial stages of my current PhD research (undertaken within the Communications, Media, and Culture division) which examines the concept and cultural implications of a Welsh 'visual accent' within documentary photography."