Last night was the preview for the Newport Survey show at the University of Wales, Newport city campus. The show is on until 20th April.
The 2012 Newport Survey exhibition represents a celebration of the project undertaken by Documentary Photography students and Graphic Design students at Newport throughout the 1980s to capture life in the city during the decade. Not least, the exhibition celebrates the connection between photography and Newport. The South Wales Argus newspaper produced a campaign publishing photos from the Newport Survey and calling on any readers who recognised themselves or others to come forward with their stories relating to the images captured. The many responses are testimony to the continuing capacity of photography to touch the lives of individuals, families and their communities.