In 2001 and 2002 Ken Griffiths set out on three expeditions to the Argentine province of Chubut, the heartland of Welsh Patagonia with writer Norman Thomas di Giovanni. He returned to the region in 2009 with the crew of the feature film Patagonia.
"Ken Griffiths is himself an escapee, it's in his blood. He was naturally drawn to Patagonia and its wilderness and keeps returning there to take wonderful photographs. I have seen him at work. He is patient, like a painter, and his sharp eye and long exposures capture the light as it moves across the contours of the land and the faces of its people. He looks like a Victorian, albeit an outlawed one, standing there in the vastness with his wide-brimmed hat, turning his trusted Gandolfi camera towards a pallid sky, photographing only something he can see. His photographs truly inspired us to embark on our own journey to that same place and to make the film we called 'Patagonia', our version of the dream." Marc Evans, director of Patagonia (quote from Hidden Gems, a book to support the Variety Club Children's Charity, published by Endeavour London, 2011)
These photographs, sponsored by Tony and Dawn Williams, were exhibited at the Michael Hoppen Gallery, London and Ffotograllery, Penarth, Wales in 2011. They were later exhibited at the Norwegian Church, Cardiff as part of the Diffusion Festival 2015.