Senedd will host a photographic exhibition showcasing images of contemporary Wales

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15.06.17 Fan Comic-Con, Street Corner, Penarth Photo by Nick Treharne

A Portrait of Wales, an exhibition of images showcasing contemporary Wales by photographer Nick Treharne, arrives at the Senedd next week.

The exhibition, which runs from September 13 to November 9, is a series of people-watching photographs across Wales and is organized in partnership with the National Library of Wales.

The images are described as capturing “the usual and the unusual; events and traditions that are an integral part of Welsh life as well as inspiring and interesting portraits of people”.

Nick, who started the project in 2018, traveled around Wales and chatted with people he saw along the way and asked to have their picture taken.

He describes the current project as “The people I meet, the things I see”.

Speaking ahead of the exhibition, Nick said: “I’ve always been interested in people and things I see around me that might lend themselves to an interesting image.

“It’s wonderful that the Senedd and the National Library of Wales are working in partnership to display images of the project, giving as many people as possible the opportunity to see the work.”

Guto Roberts, Caernarfon Harbor Photo by Nick Treharne.

The National Library of Wales has added the photographer’s images to the People’s Collection Wales, a free website dedicated to bringing together the heritage of Wales.

The National Library of Wales is home to nearly one million photographs relating to Wales, ranging from works by pioneer photographers from the early days of photography to portfolios by contemporary photographers.

Miss Transgender UK, The Angel Hotel, Cardiff Photo by Nick Treharne.

Pedr ap Llwyd, Chief Executive and Librarian of the National Library of Wales, said: “I am delighted that we can bring photographer Nick Treharne’s ‘A Portrait of Wales’ exhibition to the Senedd building in Cardiff.

“Connecting and collaborating with communities across the country and providing spaces to interpret and discuss aspects of modern Wales is a key part of our work at the National Library of Wales. To be able to do this in our Senedd is an exciting opportunity.


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