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Halesowen College lecturer and photographer Bryn Griffiths is hosting a special exhibition and talk about a special project at Chernobyl.
Bryn visited Chernobyl as part of a book project but the trip nearly turned into an emergency when he fell down a well, luckily the camera and tripod he was carrying wedged in the well and broke his fall.
He travelled to the nuclear site to photograph old, used and destroyed products for the Hasselblad Masters book Evolve. Bryn had a Geiger counter to check for radiation hotspots and worked with a Russian chaperone, a former KGB officer, for the visit.
Bryn is the course leader at Halesowen College for the HNC/HND Photography course and has travelled around the world as a photographer.
The talk is on Thursday 20 April at 6.30pm as well as the exhibition of his work.
The talk and exhibition have already travelled around the USA, Europe, Japan and Asia.
Bryn said: “I am delighted to be showing my work in the Midlands – just a few miles away from where I was born.
“I had the chance to go to Chernobyl to do photographs which would contrast with my UK work. Normally I would shoot in a comfortable, well-lit studio but this was all about going out on location photographing dereliction and decay – the exact opposite of my commercial shoots in the UK.”
For more details please contact Bryn Griffiths on 0121 602 7777.
Posted: 30th March 2023