Images from the exhibition Once Upon a Time in Wales will be exhibited at Cyfarthfa Castle Museum and Art Gallery from October 1st to 31st 2009
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1 November 2008
The National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth
Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru
"Robert Haines - will discuss his critically acclaimed work Once upon a time in Wales, a collection of evocative photographs taken around 1971-2 in Heolgerrig, Merthyr Tydfil as he saw the essence of his Welsh hometown being torn apart by redevelopment."
News Feature about my book and exhibition "Once Upon a Time in Wales" at the National Museum of Wales in Cardiff.
My book "Once Upon a Time in Wales" was exhibited over the summer at the RENCONTRES PHOTOGRAPHIQUES D'ARLES in the South of France as part of the publisher's selection of candidates for the Contemporary Book Award.
My book is reviewed on the Babylon Wales website.
"The Valleys have an enduring appeal for photographers. For decades the mining areas of south Wales have been a magnet for social realist snappers keen to capture the 'authentic' or chronicle a disappearing way of life. Robert Frank’s early-fifties sojourn in Caerau being a prime example. Whilst the quality of Frank's work is undeniable, one can’t entirely eradicate the notion that many of these outsiders turned up with the specific intention of transforming poverty into coffee table art.
Once Upon a Time in Wales is excellent and should be a strong contender for Welsh book of the year (next year). It is published by Dewi Lewis and is on sale now."