17/10/16

Aberfan | Remembrances of a Photojournalist. Poetry Event with Tony Curtis & Grahame Davies

Date: 17/10/16
Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Aberfan Voices. Poems by Tony Curtis & Grahame Davies in response to the I.C. Rapoport Images of 1966, in Redhouse Theatre.

With another opportunity to see the Digital Exhibition on the large screen.

This is a free bilingual (English and Welsh) event but seats are limited – register at Redhouse 01685 384111.

Aberfan Poetry
Photographs above (L-R): Dr Grahame Davies, Professor Tony Curtis and I.C (Chuck) Rapoport during the 1960s.

ABERFAN: Remembrances of a Photojournalist  I.C (Chuck) Rapoport.

In the week following the Aberfan Disaster of 1966, the young American photojournalist I.C. (Chuck) Rapoport set out on a journey from New York City to capture the aftermath for LIFE magazine.

Chuck arrived in Aberfan on 29th October, after most of the world’s press had already left and spent six weeks living in and observing the community. His iconic photographs record life in Aberfan during that period and are a remarkable and unique record of ‘The Days After’.

Chuck’s original selection of photographs for ‘The Days After’ was shown in a major exhibition at The National Library of Wales in 2005, with a book of the same title.

This new, digital exhibition includes the original images plus many additional, previously unseen images, together with Chuck’s narrated story of his emotive recollections – ‘Six Weeks in a Community of Survivors’.

Now a resident of Pacific Palisades, California, Chuck will attend the Opening Event at Redhouse on 12th September to launch this new show in commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the disaster

Aberfan IC Rapoport poster

 

This exhibition is sponsored by:

Ffosyfran logo North Glam Lodge

 

This project is managed by:

Suzanne Grover – who was born and brought up in Aberfan and attended Pantglas School.

 

Related events:

Exhibition: 13th September to 29th October

Continuous daily showings in the Keir Hardie Room (no showing on 21st October).

Opening Event: Monday 12th September 7pm – Redhouse Theatre

Launch of the Digital Exhibition on the large screen, with I.C. (Chuck) Rapoport presenting in person and an introduction by Professor Dai Smith.

A one off opportunity to hear Chuck’s remembrances at first hand.

This is a free event but seats are limited – register at Redhouse 01685 384111.

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