Sheep, social justice and real ale
an evening with The Dynamic

Photographer Sebastián Bruno will give an artist talk on The Dynamic, discussing the making of this body of work and sharing his experience working at The Dynamic newspaper as staff photographer.

Set against the backdrop of The Dynamic exhibition – on display in the MPF gallery 20 APR – 02 JUL 2023 – Sebastián will also be joined by Tony Flatman and Julian Meek, the editors of The Dynamic, for a conversation chaired by Martin Parr. They’ll share many anecdotes from The Dynamic and touch on their experience of publishing and the importance of local news outlets, as well as reflect on becoming ‘art’ themselves.

The Dynamic was first published in Abertillery in May 2015 with a circulation of 5000, and continued to be published regularly for two years. With uncompromising vision, the newspaper campaigned to Remain in the EU referendum in the region Blaenau Gwent, which had the highest Leave vote in Wales. The short but intense life of the newspaper coincided with some of the most tumultuous years in contemporary British history, marked by the coming of fake news, austerity policies and Brexit.

Followed by questions from the floor and a book signing of the new photobook to accompany this exhibition, published by IC Visual Lab.

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