Diffusion: Cardiff International Festival of Photography
Diffusion is a new biennial international photography festival, featuring exhibitions, performances, events and celebrations throughout May in physical and virtual spaces and places, with a stunning line-up of international artists. There are opportunities for creative participation for people of all ages, including artist talks and workshops, a PhotoMarathon, photo book fair and independent publishing weekend, schools’ programmes and photographic rambles around the city. The Diffusion website is an exciting interactive platform enabling visitors to Cardiff and others around the world to join in festival activities.
Alongside international names, Diffusion will showcase Welsh talent, providing a global platform aimed at the wider arts and media community and encouraging new national and foreign visitors to Wales. The festival will see exhibitions and installations across Cardiff in both new spaces and existing venues including Ffotogallery, Chapter, National Museum Cardiff, Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, g39, St David’s Hall and the Norwegian Church.
With its strong international dimension, Diffusion acts as a catalyst for long-term collaboration between artists, designers, creative producers, museums and galleries, the education sector and others in the creative industries.
The 2013 festival programme includes internationally acclaimed contemporary artists such as Maurizio Anzeri, Edgar Martins, f&d cartier, Helen Sear, Tim Davies and Gideon Koppel, and important work made in Wales by renowned photographers such as David Bailey, Peter Fraser, and Philip Jones-Griffiths. A special project ‘European Chronicles’ will feature a new generation of photographic artists from places as far afield as Lithuania, Poland, Italy, France, Germany and Norway.
Diffusion is brought to you by Ffotogallery (www.ffotogallery.org), the national development agency for photography and lens-based media in Wales, in association with our festival partners across Wales and internationally.