Bird Eye Books
Hardback | 160 pages | 200 x 200mm
Publication 4 November 2021 | ISBN 9781802580488
Llangwm, in Pembrokeshire, west Wales, huddles around an inlet of the Cleddau Estuary. Sitting at the end of a minor road, its isolation over many generations has engendered a strong sense of communal self-sufficiency. With its church, two chapels, post office, pub, rugby and cricket clubs, school, an annual literary festival, choir and a host of other societies, it bustles with life. David Wilson lives and works in Llangwm and since 2019 has been photographing people at home, at work and at play, capturing their stories and contributions, as well as the landscape and environment in the immediate area. Through David's intimate photography and conversations with local people, The Village offers a snapshot not just of its subject but of a community whose feel is universal.
David Wilson is among Wales’s most established photographers, well known for his black and white images that uniquely evoke the character and atmosphere of the nation’s landscapes. His work with Graffeg includes the photographic studies Pembrokeshire and Wales: A Photographer’s Journey, Hinterland: Ceredigion Landscapes and A Year in Pembrokeshire, with broadcaster Jamie Owen.