Sunday, November 17, 2019

Pier review

Today's walk along Penarth seafront under glowering skies would have been enjoyable enough even if it hadn't also presented the opportunity to drop in on Nick Treharne's Penarth People exhibition in the pier pavilion.

It's the perfect venue for Treharne's black-and-white portraits of the local residents - some Penarth born and raised but many attracted to the town from elsewhere, whether by the Victorian architecture, the sea air or something else.

The pictures exude warmth, affection and humour, and a connection between photographer and subjects that is as close as between subjects and place. You get a real sense of the characters of those featured in the images, who are also given the opportunity to "speak" for themselves in the captions beneath.

Thanks to Glenn Edwards for alerting me to the existence of the exhibition, which runs until the end of the month.

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