New Cardiff photography galley opens with a ‘stunner’

The Third Floor Gallery in Cardiff Bay opened last night with an exhinition of the work of Peter Dench.

The new gallery is the brainchild of well know Cardiff based photographers Joni Karanka and Maciej Dakowicz. Located in a period building a stone’s throw away from Cardiff’s bustling waterfront and the Millennium Centre, Third Floor Gallery aims to show the most exciting national and international contemporary photography.

Peter Dench sets out to find what is love in contemporary Britain. The resulting series of not-safe- for-work photographs, Love UK, is the first show on display at the Third Floor Gallery. Admission to the exhibition is free.

Peter Dench has, for a long time, studied his fellow Britons through his camera. His endeavours have been widely published and led him to a World Press Photo Award among others. In Love UK, he asks: how do the British express love? His photographic quest takes him into a variety of arenas – from ordinary homes to strip clubs, and from church weddings to small town discos. The resulting images are often harsh and not always easy to digest, but come to encompass the diversity of contemporary British loving with great honesty and humour.

Peter said:

“I wanted to look at how the British find and maintain love. From the young to the old, from churches to discos”.

Gallery founders Maciej Dakowicz and Joni Karanka

More photographs of the opening can be viewed here.

Where: 102 Bute Street, Cardiff CF10 5AD
When: 1:00pm – 7:00pm Wednesdays- Sundays

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