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The National Library of Wales houses over 950,000 photographs connected to Wales. These range from works by pioneering photographers from the earliest days of photography to portfolios by contemporary practitioners of the art.

Postcards recording the terrible explosion at the Universal pit, Senghennydd

22 postcards by the photographer W. Benton, recording the explosion at the Universal pit, Senghennydd on Tuesday, 14 October 1913 when 439 men and boys were killed.

John Thomas

The land and people of Wales through the lens of John Thomas (1838-1905), Liverpool.

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John Thomas (1838-1905)

Geoff Charles

The immense archive of the photojournalist Geoff Charles (1909-2002).

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Geoff Charles (1909-2002)

More about our photographic collection

View digital versions of some of the Library's photographic collection.