05-03-2014 at 4pm to 6pm

Location: The Boardroom (CA419) The ATRiuM, Adam Street, Cardiff

Audience: Public

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The title of the presentation makes reference to ‘Towards a Welsh Photography’, an article written by Alistair Crawford in 1984. Whilst the very notion of a ‘Welsh Photography’ would now be a deeply contested one, the period from 1965-1985 arguably witnessed the emergence of a form of photography in Wales that reflected the cultural and political dynamics of both ‘rural/Welsh language Wales’ and ‘industrial/English language Wales’. It is, of course, problematic to frame the activity in a reductive binary opposition but it provides a starting point for mapping the foundation of the photographic culture that would develop in Wales during the following decades.


Dr Paul Cabuts is an Academic Subject Leader and Practitioner in Photography. Initially working as an independent freelance photographer, Paul Cabuts’ career shifted toward education and the contemporary visual arts. Cabuts’ photographic work been exhibited at venues in the UK and beyond including the Australian Centre for Photography, Germany’s Treffpunkt Stuttgart and the UK’s Exposure Festival of Photography at Hereford. The Welsh dimension to Cabuts’ work has contributed to its visibility within Wales in exhibitions at a number of venues including Ffotogallery, the National Eisteddfod and the National Assembly for Wales.

Organised by the Centre for Media and Culture in Small Nations.