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The Attraction of Onlookers: Aberfan : the Antaomy of a Welsh Village

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In October of 1966, a coal waste tip slipped down the mountainside above the Welsh village of Aberfan and buried its school, killing 116 children. Within hours, the worldwide news media descended upon the village, stripping away any sense of deserved privacy and rendering "the village that lost its children" a perennial destination for disaster tourism. Shimon Attie's sensitive portrayal of Aberfan today takes the form of a five-channel high definition video installation and a body of still photographs in which the ...

The Attraction of Onlookers: Aberfan : the Antaomy of a Welsh Village 2008, Parthian Books, Cardigan

ISBN-13: 9781905762408

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