Writing on Photography
Hope you are safe and well.
A couple of my latest writings on photography have been published recently and are now available. I spoke at the recent New Directions in Welsh History conference about the importance of the history of photography in Wales and how a more strategic approach to it would benefit our understandings of the subject whilst contributing to the development of contemporary photography in the nation. The text New Vision: Photography and Wales is available on my website.
My essay Common Cause is available in Offline Journal #5 where I discuss the 1982 book Cymru’r Camera which offers an important survey of Welsh contemporary photography during the period edited by Marian Delyth. The book shows the work of many photographers responding to the issues of the day that include deindustrialisation and the fight to save the Welsh language. You can get your copy and/or subscribe to Offline here.
With writing on photography in mind and the season of giving/exchanging gifts looming, you can get your own copy of the essay Sites of struggle and photography free when you order Not Still, my monograph of photographs from the last twenty-five years. Published by Offline, the essay puts into a British context historical and contemporary photography’s engagement with poverty and austerity, and makes reference to Helen Muspratt, Jim Mortram, Dan Wood and others. You can buy your own Not Still + free essay by clicking on the image below. Not Still is also available at the Workers Gallery.
Finally, I have continued making photographs over the last six months albeit in and out of lockdowns and within regulations. I have also completed two substantial writing projects about photography in Wales which are edging ever nearer to becoming available. You will receive updates on these early in 2021.
Take care until next time…
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