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Living in south Wales, Paul Cabuts works in the evolving field of documentary photography with a practice that is grounded in the Valleys of the region. The colourful, typological nature of his work celebrates contemporary manifestations of the culturally less dominant histories of the region, and explores notions of identity and place.
Cabuts’ work has been exhibited at venues in the UK and beyond including the Australian Centre for Photography, Germany’s Treffpunkt Stuttgart and the UK’s Exposure Festival of Photography at Hereford. The Welsh dimension to his work has contributed to the growing visibility of his work within Wales in exhibitions at a number of venues including Ffotogallery, the National Eisteddfod and the National Assembly for Wales. His work has also been published in catalogues, journals and other publications including Source, New Welsh Review, Taliesin and Planet and has featured on television both inside and outside Wales.
Cabuts completed his PhD at the European Centre for Photographic Research at Newport where he examined the factors shaping the development of the photographic arts in Wales since the mid-Twentieth Century.
A recipient of a Creative Wales Award from the Arts Council of Wales in 2002, Cabuts has been commissioned to work on numerous photography projects including the BBC’s BAFTA Cymru Award winning Capture Wales project. His photographs are held in a number of public and private collections.