Coalfaces: a mining community in photos

4 May
1 March
2013
Kjell Ake Andersson, from Coalfaces © Winding House, Museums and Heritage Service, Caerphilly County Borough Council
Kjell Ake Andersson, from Coalfaces © Winding House, Museums and Heritage Service, Caerphilly County Borough Council

Kjell-Åke Andersson

Winding House, Cross St, New Tredegar, Caerphilly NP24 6EG

4 May 2013 – March 2014, 10am – 5pm Tuesday – Sunday

Free

In the 1970s, Swedish photographer Kjell-Åke Andersson travelled to Bargoed where he created a stunning series of work. Living amongst local people, his ‘no-holds-barred’ photographs taken in and around Bargoed Colliery illustrate the experience of a generation of miners, while his images of domestic life and the social scene depict the strength of community and local culture.

Andersson’s remarkable and personal images uniquely capture a way of life typical in mining communities across the South Wales Valleys.