Dan Wood | Black the River

Set in in the South Wales valleys, Black the River (Ogmore river) was once blighted by the impact of heavy industry and coal mining which caused its waters to run black. Although the river has recovered, the closure of industry has left its mark.  Dan’s project skilfully interweaves interiors, landscapes and portraits to pay an unsentimental tribute to the scene of his childhood adventures.

Dan Wood’s images are a social commentary on people and place offering a suggestive hint of personal history and narratives to be found in socially deprived areas. His photographs are held at The Martin Parr Foundation in Bristol and in other collections. In 2018, he was announced as a winner of the British Journal of Photography, Portrait of Britain prize.