Photographs

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)

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

The National Library of Wales Renovation Programme

The North Reading Room will be temporarily closed as a Reading Room from 22 May 2019, and its services will move to The South Reading Room. Find out more on our Building Works page.