The National Library of Wales is opening up its extensive photographic collections to the public online audience with a ‘Focus on Photography Month’ during 14 October – 8 November along with two speaker events

A publicity stunt to publicise the 1936 film "The King Steps Out" at the Coliseum (LlGC Casgliad Ffotograffau Pickford Photographic Collection NLW). Photographer: Glynne Pickford

A publicity stunt to publicise the 1936 film "The King Steps Out" at the Coliseum (LlGC Casgliad Ffotograffau Pickford Photographic Collection NLW). Photographer: Glynne Pickford

During the first week of October 2019, the Library will look at the ‘International’ in their National Collections - examining the work of photographers who worked at an international level, such as Philip Jones Griffiths and others.

During the second week they will focus on the National Collection and the ‘local’, looking at collections that are more local in content, such as the Glynne Pickford collection, and also D.C. Harries and Guy Hughes

The third week will look at the National Collection and Wales, concentrating on photographers who have worked on a national level, such as Nick Treharne, John Thomas, Geoff Charles and many more.

Finally, during the last week they will look at what's new in the National Collections - sharing information about new acquisitions to the collections and photographic collections that have recently been digitised and made available online via the National Library’s website.

You can follow these activities through the Library’s featured Photography Month as they share information on their social media channels:

On Facebook - llgcymrunlwales

On Instagram - @llgcnlw

On Twitter - @NLWGraphic / @LlGCGraffeg


Related Speaker Events


Friday 25 October - 1:00pm
PICKFORD’S ABERYSTWYTH with WILL TROUGHTON

A fascinating opportunity to see Aberystwyth as you’ve not seen it before through the lens of the photographer Glynne Pickford. Though most of the output of the business has been lost, enough has survived to give glimpses of the town and surrounding area. In this talk by Will Troughton, Curator of Photography at the Library, there will be a chance to see many pictures that have not been published or seen before and revisit events and scenes long gone.


Monday 4 November - 1:00pm
THE PEOPLE I MEET, THE THINGS I SEE with NICK TREHARNE

A fascinating talk in which photographer Nick Treharne will discuss his approach to photography which stems from his experience working as a press photographer. In particular, he will talk about his most recent work which sees him travelling across Wales to record a contemporary portrait of Wales ... In brief, The people I meet, the things I see.