This exhibition brings together 225 photographs by two of the most significant artists of the 20th century.

For over 50 years, the Bechers collaborated on a project to document industrial structures across Europe and the USA. Their photographic inventory included winding towers, blast furnaces, cooling towers, gasometers, grain elevators, water towers and lime kilns.

In 1965, the Bechers made their first visit to Wales and returned in 1966 after receiving a British Council Fellowship. Based at a campsite in Glynneath, they explored the south Wales valleys and made an extensive series of photographs that now stand as monuments to a lost world of labour that was once central to the social fabric of industrial communities.

This exhibition presents some of the Bechers' well known typologies and individual photographs. It is the last exhibition Hilla Becher selected before her death in 2015 and has been curated in partnership with Dr Russell Roberts.

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