Quiet Heroes: Exhibition captures Welsh community life

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image captionA new photography exhibition that captures the essence of community life in Wales has opened at Ffotogallery in Penarth
image captionInternational photographer Ken Griffiths created the body of work Quiet Heroes, a series of landscapes and portraits, in 2012
image captionThe portraits celebrate individuals who make a special contribution to their communities in Wales. One such person is Jaci Brickley-Clark, who works as a volunteer with a drama group in Abergavenny
image captionGerald Williams is another of these quiet heroes. Pictured here at Yr Ysgwrn in Trawsfynydd, he has dedicated his time to making the bardic chairs of his uncle, the late poet Hedd Wynn, available to anybody who wishes to see them
image captionSpeaking about the people he photographed in Wales for the project, Ken Griffiths said: "These people don't make a song and dance about what they do. They just live in the community." Pictured is Nicola Hemsley, founder of the Kaos Youth Circus
image captionMachteld and Bjarte Haugen, who work with special needs students at Coleg Elidyr, Carmarthenshire, were photographed for the project.
image captionGriffiths' past projects have included extended photo essays on the Texas panhandle, the Abruzzo region in Italy, the Smithfield meat market in London and most recently the Welsh experience in Patagonia
image captionOliver Yates from Betws-y-Coed uses his passion for food to introduce Wales to the world. Quiet Heroes runs at Ffotogallery, Turner House, Penarth in Cardiff from 3-24 August. Admission is free