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Daily Archives: May 21, 2013

Photos: Moore Oklahoma Tornado

From The Denver Post we see the devastation that has been brought to Moore, Oklahoma by a tornado that had winds over 200mph.

A monstrous tornado at least a half-mile wide roared through the Oklahoma City suburbs Monday, flattening entire neighborhoods and destroying an elementary school with a direct blow as children and teachers huddled against winds up to 200 mph. At least 51 people were killed, and officials said the death toll was expected to rise. (AP)

Moore Tornado

A tornado moves past homes in Moore, Okla. on Monday, May 20, 2013. (AP Photo/Alonzo Adams) #

Severe Weather
A child calls to his father after being pulled from the rubble of the Tower Plaza Elementary School following a tornado in Moore, Okla., Monday, May 20, 2013. A tornado as much as a mile (1.6 kilometers) wide with winds up to 200 mph (320 kph) roared through the Oklahoma City suburbs Monday, flattening entire neighborhoods, setting buildings on fire and landing a direct blow on an elementary school. (AP Photo Sue Ogrocki) #

Severe Weather

Rescuers recover a horse from the remains of a day care center and destroyed barns, Monday, May 20, 2013 in Moore, Okla. A monstrous tornado roared through the Oklahoma City suburbs, flattening entire neighborhoods with winds up to 200 mph, setting buildings on fire and landing a direct blow on an elementary school. (AP Photo/The Oklahoman, Steve Sisney) #

Severe Weather

A woman carries her child through a field near the collapsed Plaza Towers Elementary School in Moore, Okla., Monday, May 20, 2013. (AP Photo Sue Ogrocki) #

See more of these images from The Denver Post blog here

Cardiff International Festival of Photography

This festival has been running throughout May and ends on the 31st so this Bank Holiday weekend might be the chance you need to go and see what looks to be a really impressive range of exhibitions. as it says

A month long festival of exhibitions, discussions, screenings, performances, events and celebrations in both physical and virtual spaces and places.

And Where are We Now?

This was the question we asked artists, cultural producers, curators and programmers to address with their contributions to Diffusion2013, and the one we will be exploring with audiences and participants.

People encounter photographic images daily not only in newspapers, magazines, on TV and in advertising, but also through online channels, mobile phone applications and social networking sites. We live in a time of image glut, and with the boundaries increasingly blurred between artist and audience, amateur and professional, we might ask and where is photography now? The world has never before been so visualised, yet the nature and meaning of photography and its status in art has never been so hotly debated……MORE


Maybe the most famous photographer showing is David Bailey, no the real one not the one you are associated with every time you bring out your camera as in “who do you think you are….”


Lewis Merthyr Colliery, Trehafod, from The Valleys Project, 1985 (c) David Bailey

At The Tramshed


Attack of the Killer, 2012 © Paul Duerinckx

Paul Duerinckx is a documentary photographer based in Swansea. His practice is based primarily on documenting people and place with a specific interest in street photography and the evolving roles of documentary photography and photojournalism as they respond to the ever-shifting mediums and institutions in which they manifest.


Tom Leyshon Watching the News, 1985 © Mike Berry at Tramshed


Drift, 2011 © Tim Davies at National Museum Cardiff

There are many more exhibitions, photographers and artists have a look here