Nigel Pugh - has been a practicing artist for twenty four years, concentrating solely on photography for the last five years. Born in Mid Wales the woods and rivers that surrounded him were his playground, place of solace and exploration. He absorbed the wildlife and it’s nature, whilst intuitively responding to the ever shifting light upon the abundant textures and landscapes. During eighteen years of living in Mid Wales he began to note the ecology dwindling, and left wondering, why? Forty years on he estimates that 80% of the river ecology alone, in his home area has disappeared.
“Photography appeared to me as a modest way to retain a little bit of an ephemeral state; a record of what has been lost, to be lost, or regained. My photography chiefly focuses on environmental and social themes; the actions, narratives, interactions of individuals and their relation to their environment. I have sought to promote sustainable community resilience, to live within environmental constraints. My nature photography usually documents and promotes native ecology and the worth of its reinstatement. Over many years I have campaigned for, promoted and supported many environmental organisations, that adhere to the above principles.”
FRIENDS OF THE EARTH CYMRU
Friends of the Earth Cymru was set up in 1984. 13 years after Friends of the Earth's foundation in the UK in 1971, to campaign in Wales on environmental issues.
It is dedicated to protecting the environment and promoting a sustainable future for Wales. We are part of the UK's most influential environmental campaigning organisation, and part of the most extensive environmental network in the world, with over 75 national organisations across five continents. We supports a unique network of campaigning local groups working in communities across Wales, and is dependent upon individuals for over 90 per cent of its income.
WILDLIFE TRUSTS WALES
Wildlife Trusts Wales is the representative organisation for the six local Wildlife Trusts in Wales. Its role is to protect wildlife and wild places for future generations.
This network of local Wildlife Trusts is the largest voluntary organisation in Wales dedicated to protecting wildlife and wild places. Together it manages 216 nature reserves covering more than 8,000 hectares, and is supported by 25,000 members.