“LIVING by the sea” is a multi-media exhibition documenting the rich and varied lives of seafarers living and working in Pembrokeshire.

Commissioned by the Port of Milford Haven as part of Seafarers Awareness Week, the exhibition showcases 15 portrait photographs, accompanied by a soundscape weaving together the stories of those who have spent their lives at sea.

Guy Norman from spacetocreate community arts, who worked on the project with local community film-maker Sharron Harris throughout the autumn of 2013, said: “A fantastic group of AS level photography students had an opportunity to learn about studio portrait photography by working on a real life commission.

"Over six weeks the group learned new skills and then put them into practice by interviewing and photographing a crew of 15 Pembrokeshire seafarers who had all volunteered their time to get involved.

"From the life of a tug master in the Haven through to one of the last 12 licensed coracle fishermen working on the Teifi, the stories that were recorded provided an amazing insight into the varied lives of those working at sea, including a dramatic account of a shipwreck that wouldn’t be out of place in a Hollywood film.”

The exhibition will be on show at the Torch Theatre, Milford Haven from January 6-13.