Caught by the River

Modernist Swansea / Abertawe Fodernaidd

1st March 2023

Dydd Gŵyl Dewi Hapus! In honour of the day, feast your eyes on Catrin James’s images of Modernist Swansea.

Growing up in 1980s & 90s Swansea, Catrin found beauty in the post war municipal and civic buildings of the town. Shop front fonts, graphic-coloured tiles, repetitious railings, clean lines, forgotten door handles, concrete flowerpots, mid-century clocks and colourful Formica tables. These details were observed at a young age on the bus into town as she frequented the many cafes and milk bars with her mother for egg and chips on a Saturday.

Taken from Catrin’s book Modernist Swansea / Abertawe Fodernaidd, published today and available here (£12.00).