Photographs by Raymond Moore; The Welsh Arts Council 1968.

A nice find last week in one of my usual haunts, ‘Photographs by Raymond Moore’, a Welsh Arts Council pamphlet from 1968.
It features 20 images that the WAC exhibited throughout Wales in ’68/’69; their first of a living photographer.

Moore described himself as

‘violently against self-expression …… I’m just a go-between,
things discover me, I don’t discover them. But in them I can find myself and grow… its a kind of recognition.’

Raymond Moore

His reputation and influence remain strong . It is a pity then that his archive is subject to legal wrangling because his books are out of print and a full retrospective is unlikely any time soon.

Raymond Moore (1920-1987)

Raymond Moore (1920-1987)

You  can see images from a 1986 British Council exhibition here.

And Ann Giddings’ ‘Critical Review on Raymond Moore’ is a helpful introduction.


Paul Williams

This is the blog of Paul Williams, Ceredigion resident since 1970. I am an English and Philosphy graduate of what was once known as St David's University College, at Lampeter. I played bass in Dyfed's first punk band, and living in Llandewi Brefi, had a grandstand view of Operation Julie. Eventually, after 2 years playing bass in Brighton's 256th punk band, I returned to Wales to deal in books and then antiques. I've trained and worked as a counsellor, I am a photographer, blog and web designer and I publish the annual Wales Antiques Guide. I am married and a father of one. Apart from my family, my interests include books, maps, Nikon, Yashica and Mamiya film cameras, British Culture 1935 - 1965, Poole pottery, Welsh textiles, and Poster art. My favourite movies include anything by Pressburger and Powell favourite music includes Gene Clark, Gram Parsons, and anything form San Francisco 1965-1970. I am a late convert to 'Kraut Rock'.

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