Aber: Essays on Aberystwyth
By: Keith Morris (illustrator)Hardback
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A striking photographic full-colour hardback book to celebrate a seaside and university town, considered to be one of the most iconic towns in Wales. Authors well known for their associations with Aberystwyth - John Barnie, Catrin Dafydd, Fflur Dafydd, Andrew Green, Mary Lloyd Jones and Gerald Morgan - contribute short essays to accompany Keith Morris's witty images.
Born in Aberystwyth in 1958, Keith Morris studied Geography, Economics and Urban Planning at university before becoming a freelance photographer in the early 1980's. Apart from his time in education and a brief flirtation with life in California in the mid 80's he has spent all his life in Aberystwyth, living in the house once owned by his grandfather. He has worked for a wide range of cultural and social organisations in Wales over the last thirty or so years, covering music, theatre, film, television, journalism, portraiture, public relations and weddings. He is a regular contributor to television and radio programmes in Wales, in Welsh and English, commenting on and reviewing photography and theatre. His own personal work includes a project to photograph all of his namesakes in Wales, a series of classical black and white nudes and the lifelong mission to document his life, and that of his family, in Aberystwyth. He is a regular contributor to many photography agencies and libraries in the UK, Europe and the USA, specialising in Welsh and Wales-related environmental, social and political subjects. The transformation of photography by the digital revolution has made it possible for him to continue to live and work in his home town while being able to get his images bought by users all around the globe.
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