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Lens 6: Wales and the World

Event Details

Lens 6: Wales and the World

Time: November 19, 2010 to November 20, 2010
Location: The National Library of Wales
Street: Aberystwyth
City/Town: Ceredigion Wales SY23 3BU
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Phone: +44 (0)1970 632 800
Event Type: photo, festival
Organized By: National Library of Wales
Latest Activity: Nov 16, 2010

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Event Description

LENS is held at The National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth, who holds the largest photographic collection in Wales (over 800,000 photographs). The collection includes the earliest surviving Welsh photograph, a daguerreotype of Margam Castle taken by Calvert Jones in 1841.

This is the only festival of its kind held in Wales, aimed specifically at those interested in documentary photography, in the history of photography and/or Welsh social history.

2010 Speakers

Peter Finnemore: Peter was born in Llanelli in 1963 and lives and works in the
Gwendraeth Valley. His work is included in the collections of the Contemporary Art Society for Wales, Scottish Arts Council, Arts Council of England and Oriel Mostyn Gallery, Llandudno.

Pete Davis: Pete has been taking photographs since the age of 11. After 10 years as an advertising and fashion photographer, Pete moved to rural West Wales from where he has embarked on field trips around the British Isles, Europe and the USA with his large format camera.

Terry Morris: Terry is known for his photographic portraiture of celebrities. Having worked with the likes of Dame Shirley Bassey and Sir Tom Jones in his first published collection, Cool Cymru in 2006, Terry now collaborates with stars the world over.

Llinos Lanini: Llinos has been a freelance photographer for the last 3 years, self taught and based in Mold. She is a recent winner of the Photography Award at the Welsh Artist of the Year 2010 Awards and is past winner of a photographic competition run by The Daily Telegraph in conjunction with the Singapore Tourist Board.

William Troughton: William is the Visual Images Librarian responsible for the National Library of Wales' Photographic Collection. As well as articles on the collection, he has written a number of books on aspects of local history and is particularly interested in Aberystwyth’s maritime history.

For further info, contact:
Siôn Jobbins
01970 632 902

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