Maria Gruzdeva will talk about……………..

Maria Gruzdeva will give an insight into the daily of life of cosmonauts and space engineers of the closed military and research facility of Star City and the launch pad in Baikonur. She has captured the retro, yet futuristic feel of these historical sites, showing their spirit through her careful photographic observations.

Urban Wales Competition -Thank You PIXELRIGHTS

With just a week remaining in August there’s still time to submit and tag your favourite creative #urbanwales photographs on Instagram and Flickr. We close the competition 30th August and will announce the sixth and final EYE Festival ticket winner on 1st September. As an added incentive to bag that last EYE Festival ticket (worth £65), The Eye and Ffoton have teamed up with the lovely folks at Pixelrights to present a special 1st prize to one of the six #urbanwales ticket winners on the final day of the Festival! He or she will receive a LIFETIME Pixelrights Prime account …

Colin Jacobson sends his apologies

Sad news today that Colin Jacobson will not be able to attend this years Festival. He has been a rock on the stage at the previous events and we will miss his knowledge and expertise this year. We send him our best regards and hope he will be able to join us at the next Festival. In the meantime Eamonn McCabe multi award winning sports and editorial/portrait photographer and former Picture Editor of the Guardian will fill Colin’s shoes in September

Thank you Davies Colour Cardiff

A massive thank you to Davies Colour Cardiff for sponsoring the printing of the Ffoton Wales / Eye Festival URBAN WALES exhibition at this years Festival ( ). THANK YOU

Book your portfolio review now

If you would like your portfolio looked at during The Eye Festival by Sophie Batterbury or one of the other international speakers book your slot now by contacting Aberystwyth Arts Centre direct or Glenn on