In February 2019 Monmouthshire based photographer, Mansel Davies travelled to Argentina to spend a month with his camera and his travel companion (Simon) primarily exploring Patagonia. His initial draw to the area came in the form of Welsh-heritage, naiively thinking that Patagonia was a small area where the Welsh had settled back in the 19th century. The reality is very different. Patagonia is immense, it is a wonderful wasteland. Hopefully, this exhibition will leave you with a sense of the place and of its scale.
Mansel, originally from Aberystwyth, is based these days in Usk, Monmouthshire. He has been a professional photographer since 2001, having gained First Class Honours in Photographic Art at UWCN. Whilst most of his work is in the commercial and wedding sectors he has never forgotten his art roots, although this is his first exhibition for a number of years.
This is the first time ‘Postcard from Patagonia’ has been show, although he hopes to show the body of work in several other parts of Wales in 2020.