Creative Photography and Wales

The Legacy of W. Eugene Smith in the Valleys

Author(s): Paul Cabuts

Language: English

Genre(s): Welsh Interest

  • July 2012 · 144pages · 244x172mm

  • ·Hardback - 9780708325117

About The Book

Creative Photography and Wales explores the ways in which twentieth century photography fixed an image of Wales, which still resonates today.


"In January 1950, "Life "magazine photographer W. Eugene Smith came to Wales and took one of his great pictures--one of the great pictures of twentieth-century photojournalism. Paul Cabuts uses this event as the starting point for a terrific and meticulously researched journey of discovery about our photographic culture. The story he tells is essential reading not just for those of us who enjoy photographs, but for all who are interested in Welsh culture and its dissemination around the world."--Daniel Meadows, Cardiff University


Chapter 1 – A Land Fit for Heroes Chapter 2 – Photographs and Politics Chapter 3 – Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow Chapter 4 – Photography and Art Chapter 5 – Photograph(s) Chapter 6 – Different Views Chapter 7 – A ‘Welsh Photography’ Chapter 8 – The Valleys Project and Beyond

About the Author(s)

Paul Cabuts

Dr Paul Cabuts' photographic work has been exhibited internationally and is held in private and public collections. A recipient of a Creative Wales Award he is also Academic Subject Leader: Photography at the University of South Wales.

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