Sea of Light Dark Land
A rich collection of powerful photographic images mainly from Pembrokeshire placed side by side with short extracts from the poetry of Waldo Williams (1904-71) reflecting the duality of the poet's basic concepts. 65 colour and 9 black-and-white photographs.
M“r Goleuni Tir Tywyll
Casgliad cyfoethog o ddelweddau ffotograffig grymus o leoliadau yn sir Benfro yn bennaf wedi eu cyfosod ƒ dyfyniadau byrion o gerddi Waldo Williams (1904-71) yn adlewyrchu deuoliaeth cysyniadau gwaelodol y bardd. 65 ffotograff lliw a 9 ffotograff du-a-gwyn.
About the Photographer
Aled Rhys Hughes is a lens-based artist from south Wales. He has been described by critics as a ?maestro? and Peter Finnemore described his ?images full with their emptiness and subtlety.? He has always been intrigued by the shape, form and history of the landscape of his home in south Wales. Most recently, the sea has been the focus of his work, in photographs inspired by R. S. Thomas?s ?The sea starts where the land ends; its surface is all flowers.?
His work has been displayed in group shows and individual exhibitions since 1984, at venues in Wales including the National Library of Wales, MOMA Cymru, Wales Millennium Centre, Mission Gallery Swansea (2010), and St David?s Hall Cardiff (2011), and in various galleries across Europe. At the prestigious National Eisteddfod he has been awarded the Gold Medal for Fine Art in 2006 (purchased by Glynn Vivian Gallery through a CASW award) and the People?s Choice Award in 2008. His work is also owned by the University of Aberystwyth, the National Library of Wales and by private collectors.
Aled?s work was included in Welsh Lens (Machynlleth, 1997: MOMA Cymru), a showcase of young Welsh talent, and he has published two books, M“r Goleuni Tir Tywyll (Llandysul, 2004: Gomer) and Rhyw Deid yn Dod Miwn (Llandysul, 2008: Gomer), which won the Welsh Publishing Industry Award in 2010 for the best illustrated book from the previous three years.
Hardcover: 122 pages, 24.2 x 21.8 x 1.6 cm
Publisher: Gomer Press (1 Aug 2004) ISBN-10: 1843233789