Press

'The secret life of Scotland and Wales – in pictures'
29.01.16
'The secret life of Scotland and Wales – in pictures'

‘From jockeys to first-time voters, from pipers in the bowling alley to the inhabitants of a holy island, Welsh collective A Fine Beginning has teamed up with Document Scotland to chronicle changing notions of nationhood.’

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'A Fine Beginning exhibition showcases what Welsh photography is made of'
12.11.15
'A Fine Beginning exhibition showcases what Welsh photography is made of'

‘A Welsh photography collective that gives photographers creating work in and around Wales a platform is holding an exhibition to showcase new images.’

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The creative collective bringing Welsh photography to the forefront
04.09.15
The creative collective bringing Welsh photography to the forefront

‘A Fine Beginning’s new group exhibition, Made in Wales II, will showcase the best young photographic talent Wales has to offer.’

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'Barber shops, lamping and arson.'
27.03.2014
'Barber shops, lamping and arson.'

‘From shooting animals by spotlight to life in Britain’s smallest city St Davids, plus the orthodox Jews that holiday in Aberystwyth, here are 12 photography projects from Wales’ finest.’

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'Made in Wales'
14.03.2014
'Made in Wales'

‘A new collective, A Fine Beginning, has been launched by photographer James O Jenkins to provide a platform for contemporary photography in Wales.’

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'A Fine Beginning exhibition in Wales'
26.03.2014
'A Fine Beginning exhibition in Wales'

‘Welsh photography collective A Fine Beginning holds its debut exhibition in Cardiff. The exhibition features work created in Wales by the collective’s core members and images by photographers who have featured on the collective’s blog.’

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'Welsh photo collective launches inaugural exhibition'
13.03.2014
'Welsh photo collective launches inaugural exhibition'

‘A Fine Beginning, from which this collective takes its name, is the first chapter of Dylan Thomas’ unfinished novel ‘Adventures in the Skin Trade’.’

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'A Fine Beginning: Made in Wales'
13.03.13
'A Fine Beginning: Made in Wales'

‘Friday 14th March sees the opening of the first group exhibition from A Fine Beginning. The exhibition will show work from the collective as well as selected images from work we have featured on their blog since their launch in May 2013.’

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'A Fine Beginning: Made in Wales'
14.03.14
'A Fine Beginning: Made in Wales'

‘The photographic collective is not a new idea – but it seems to be enjoying a resurgence, with small bands of photographers finding common ground to work together on combined projects or each taking a different angle on a theme or region.’

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'Photographers from Wales and Scotland share a Common Ground'
21.08.14
'Photographers from Wales and Scotland share a Common Ground'

‘Welsh photography collective A Fine Beginning has teamed up with photographers from Document Scotland for a major show. Common Ground takes an outward-facing view of both countries. Here those involved reveal their thoughts.’

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'A Fine Beginning: Made in Wales exhibition'
17.03.14
'A Fine Beginning: Made in Wales exhibition'

‘Made in Wales’

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'A Fine Beginning'
14.06.13
'A Fine Beginning'

‘A Fine Beginning takes its name from the first chapter of Dylan Thomas’ unfinished novel’

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ThePrintspace talks Collectives
05.08.15
ThePrintspace talks Collectives

‘As part of a series of interviews, this week The Printspace are focusing on collectives’

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'New Documentary Photography from Scotland and Wales'
27.08.14
'New Documentary Photography from Scotland and Wales'

‘Photographers from two collectives, one based in Scotland the other Wales, have teamed up to produce an exhibition exploring the identity of the two countries.’

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'Common Ground': New Documentary Photography from Scotland and Wales
16.09.14
'Common Ground': New Documentary Photography from Scotland and Wales

‘Common Ground’ showcases new work from Scotland and Wales taking the notion of ‘home’and ‘community’ as it’s inspiration.’

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'These striking pictures are a moving portrait of Welsh life'
01.02.16
'These striking pictures are a moving portrait of Welsh life'

‘A Fine Beginning is “a Welsh photography collective that offers a platform to discover and showcase photography being made in and about Wales”.’

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