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A Talk at Lens4 Festival in Aberystwyth

Added on by Robert Haines.

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."

Babylon Wales review

Added on by Robert Haines.

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."