Men of Steel

Personal Work for MA Studies

I am focusing on WWI for my current studies and my ‘Men of Steel’ photographic dioramas were created specifically in collaboration with the Steel Remembered project.  I met organiser Suzy whilst I was photographing a conference in Cardiff.  When everyone is eating (not good for photographs) I normally walk around the exhibition stalls.  As I am focusing on WWI I couldn’t help be drawn to their project stand.  In short the project is concerned with the 852 men from the Orb Lysaght Steelworks in Newport who went to fight in the Great War.  The project aims to research the names on the war memorial and gather stories from residents and community groups.  I am delighted to be involved and my work is currently being shown at the Senedd in Cardiff Bay until January 25th 2018.