Welsh from Everywhere / Cymry o Bob Man
Shot in 2019, these are some of the first photos from my Welsh From Everywhere / Cymry o Bob Man project. Shot in Community House in Newport's Maindee area, the project aims to investigate the rich cultural diversity of the region. The local school has over 30 nations represented, and as many first languages spoken at home in Maindee. I'm looking forward to adding to the project over time, when social distancing restrictions allow.
Jessica Morden MP was kind enough to have her portrait taken and offer the following kind words for a video showcasing some of the portraits:
"Rhys's wonderful portraits draw attention to the strength of Newport as a city - by emphasizing how welcoming our community is, and how much richer our culture is as a result. This is especially true of Maindee, where I live, and in Community House, Eton Road, where these portraits were taken. Here we welcome and celebrate the cultures of people from all backgrounds, making Wales a home for all"