The Collective

James O Jenkins

(b. Gorseinon) is a photographer working for a wide variety of clients and publications. He has exhibited widely and published two books ‘United Kingdom’ (2012) and ‘Thatcher’s Funeral’ (2016). James is also co-founder of Portrait Salon, a Salon des Refusés for work rejected from the National Portrait Gallery’s annual Photographic Portrait Prize. @jamesojenkins

Abbie Trayler-Smith

(b.Newport) is a documentary and portrait photographer whose work draws primarily on an emotional response and engagement with her subject. Having spent 8 years at The Daily Telegraph, covering news and features around the world, including the Iraq war and Asian tsunami, she now travels globally on assignment for a wide variety of clients and enjoys spending time on personal long-term projects in the UK. Abbie’s study ‘Still Human Still Here’ on destitute asylum seekers in the UK was exhibited at foto8’s HOST gallery in London in 2009 along with her award winning accompanying multi-media short film. Her portrait of Chelsea from the series ‘The Big O’ won 4th prize in The National Portrait Gallery’s Taylor Wessing Prize 2010. She joined Panos Pictures in 2007 and became a member of Panos Profile in 2010. @abbiets

Jack Latham

(b. Cardiff) is a Welsh photographer based in Brighton. A 2012 graduate of the BA Documentary Photography course at the University of Wales, Newport, his work focuses on more conceptual subject matter and is often presented in the form of large format photography and self-published books. His photographs were first published in the British Journal of Photography in their “2012 Student Profile”, which highlighted up and coming talent across the UK. Jack has continued to work both in the UK and internationally and some of his most recent work is currently being exhibited in New York. In addition to his own practice he co-curates a monthly Lecture series in Brighton “Miniclick“. @jacklatham

Gawain Barnard

(b. Rhondda) completed an MFA in Documentary Photography at the University of Wales, Newport in 2009. His Photographic work and research has mainly focused around the environment and people of his youth. Making quiet portraits of adolescence and precise observations of their surroundings Gawain brings new and fresh reflections of the once industrialised regions of South Wales. His work has been exhibited nationally and internationally and is represented by Millennium Images. @gawainbarnard

Francesca Jones

(b.Barry) is based in Cardiff. Francesca began her career in early 2013, as a photographer’s assistant working across a variety of genres and now works for a range of editorial clients including The Guardian and the Telegraph. Francesca’s personal projects largely explore the evolution of-and relationships between-the themes of history, society and environment. @FrancescaLJones