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25.08.2011

 

Michael Hoppen Gallery : the beauty and isolation of Welsh Patagonia as seen through the eyes of Ken Griffiths

In the years 2001 and 2002, Ken Griffiths set out on three expeditions during different seasons to the Argentinean province of Chubut, the centre of Patagonia. He followed the traces of the first Welsh pioneers who set out to discover the heart of the country between 1870 and 1900, on what is the border of Chile today.

Michael Hoppen Contemporary will present these pictures that differ greatly from the usual fare of photographic journalism until the 27th of August. The images served as a template to the 'Patagonia' road movie by British director Marc Evans, whose film 'Snow Cake' was victoriously received at the 2006 Berlinale.

The film was about a couple from the English-speaking part of Wales who travelled to Patagonia to strengthen their relationship. The actor Matthew Rhys (Brothers & Sisters TV series), who – just like Ken Griffiths and Marc Evans – is of Welsh descent and Nia Roberts featured in the leading roles. Ken Griffiths also accompanied the shoot on location as the film set photographer. Click here to view the trailer.

Ken Griffiths Patagonia
15.07.11 - 27.08.11

Michael Hoppen Gallery
3 Jubilee Place
London SW3 3TD
www.michaelhoppengallery.com

PATAGONIA by Ken Griffiths (Michael Hoppen Gallery)

PATAGONIA by Ken Griffiths (Michael Hoppen Gallery)

PATAGONIA by Ken Griffiths (Michael Hoppen Gallery)

PATAGONIA by Ken Griffiths (Michael Hoppen Gallery)

PATAGONIA by Ken Griffiths (Michael Hoppen Gallery)

PATAGONIA by Ken Griffiths (Michael Hoppen Gallery)

PATAGONIA by Ken Griffiths (Michael Hoppen Gallery)

PATAGONIA by Ken Griffiths (Michael Hoppen Gallery)

PATAGONIA by Ken Griffiths (Michael Hoppen Gallery)

PATAGONIA by Ken Griffiths (Michael Hoppen Gallery)

PATAGONIA by Ken Griffiths (Michael Hoppen Gallery)

PATAGONIA by Ken Griffiths (Michael Hoppen Gallery)

PATAGONIA by Ken Griffiths (Michael Hoppen Gallery)

PATAGONIA by Ken Griffiths (Michael Hoppen Gallery)

PATAGONIA by Ken Griffiths (Michael Hoppen Gallery)

PATAGONIA by Ken Griffiths (Michael Hoppen Gallery)

PATAGONIA by Ken Griffiths (Michael Hoppen Gallery)

PATAGONIA by Ken Griffiths (Michael Hoppen Gallery)

PATAGONIA by Ken Griffiths (Michael Hoppen Gallery)

PATAGONIA by Ken Griffiths (Michael Hoppen Gallery)

PATAGONIA by Ken Griffiths (Michael Hoppen Gallery)

PATAGONIA by Ken Griffiths (Michael Hoppen Gallery)

PATAGONIA by Ken Griffiths (Michael Hoppen Gallery)

PATAGONIA by Ken Griffiths (Michael Hoppen Gallery)

PATAGONIA by Ken Griffiths (Michael Hoppen Gallery)

PATAGONIA by Ken Griffiths (Michael Hoppen Gallery)

PATAGONIA by Ken Griffiths (Michael Hoppen Gallery)

PATAGONIA by Ken Griffiths (Michael Hoppen Gallery)

PATAGONIA by Ken Griffiths (Michael Hoppen Gallery)

PATAGONIA by Ken Griffiths (Michael Hoppen Gallery)