CORDELIA WEEDON

Trustee

Cordelia Weedon has worked as a freelance photographer, and educator for many years both in the Uk and abroad, also getting her work published and exhibited. Initially she worked freelance in London, mainly in portraiture, theatre, and music photography, also documenting some of the changing aspects of London for the Museum of London. When she moved to Wales the emphasis of her work changed and she began documenting rural lives, social care, archaeologically and campaigning issues. She worked as a Severn Trent Water photographer for several years, documenting the development of the Lake Vyrnwy Sculpture Park, their organic farming and conservation work around Lake Vyrnwy. Through her interest in participatory arts projects she became a co-founder of Arts Connection.  Ruthin Craft Centre commissioned her to do a series of B/W photographs of Ruthin town for a permanent exhibition in their café, and a short film Hiraeth.  Cordelia has been awarded grants from Wales Arts International to do projects in Russia, Cuba, and more recently Spain, where she has been collaborating on archive work.

Having worked with marginalised communities in London, she became interested in working with Dolen Ffermio (Farming Link). She helped photograph the charity’s work in Uganda and also collaborated with Ugandan partners to run four different Photo Diary projects with schools in Uganda, linking them with schools in Wales, as part of Wales Africa Community Links. Subsequently she worked with Ngora Orphans & Vulnerable Children on a Photo Diary project, enabling young Africans to have a voice of their own through photography, and contributing to the charity’s commitment to raise awareness. In 2016 she received a HCA grant to do a Photo Diary project at Nyero Rock Paintings and start up the Future For the Young Ones group and continues to raise funds to support them.