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A comprehensive listing of biographical information, appearances on broadcast media and the public art collections worldwide that have acquired Pete's work.


1947 Born in Cardiff, S.Wales
1958 Began taking photographs
1958 - 1962 Attended Splott Secondary Modern School
1962 - 1967 Employed as technician, Physics Dept. Cardiff University
1967 - 1977 Worked as an advertising and fashion photographer in Cardiff
1977 > Moved to West Wales to combine landscape photography with teaching at numerous workshops, colleges and universities
1979-1982 Elected National Chair, Association of Artists and Designers in Wales, and President of AADW Benevolent Society
1981-1985 Council Member and Company Secretary, Visual Artists Rights Society
1983-1984 Council Member, Ffotogallery Cardiff.
1987-1988 Series of sponsored field trips to Ireland to photograph the landscape
1989 Began the 'View Camera Workshops' - residential workshops for large format teaching with photographer and camera maker John Nesbitt
1990-1992 Visiting tutor, Gwent College of Higher Education
1990> Series of fine print masterclasses and numerous workshops throughout the UK on large format photography and fine printing
1991-1993 Series of extended field trips to the north of England to photograph the landscape.
1992 Appointed Senior Lecturer, University of Wales, Newport.
1993 Visiting tutor, University of Wales, Aberystwyth.
1995 Artist in residence, St. Brogan's College, Bandon, W.Cork, Ireland.
Began major body of work on 'Cader Idris'.
1996 Artist in residence, Presentation School, Clonmel, Co. Tipperary, Ireland
1997 Published limited edition portfolio of platinum prints - 'Cader Idris'.
Awarded MA from Aberystwyth University.
1998 Appointed Programme Leader of BA (Hons) Documentary Photography, University of Wales, Newport.
1999-2000 Visits to Sardinia to photograph the landscape.
2002 Winner of the Wakelin Award for Welsh Artists.
Visiting tutor, Karel De Grote-Hogeschool, Antwerp, Belgium.
Presented paper at Welsh history and culture conference, Syracuse, NY, USA.
2004 Artist in residence, Green Mountain College, Poultney, VT, USA
2005 Visiting lecturer, Royal Academy of Art, The Hague, Netherlands.
2008 Speaks at Welsh Culture and History conference, Toronto University, Canada
2009 Awarded Ph.D in Fine Art from Aberystwyth University
Public lecture at Fotomuseum, Antwerp, Belgium
Public lecture and masterclass at University of Ulster, Northern Ireland
2010 Visiting lecturer, Cardiff University
Guest speaker at 'Lens 2010', National Library of Wales.
Visiting lecturer, School of Art, Aberystwyth University.
2011
Began major, long-term project photographing the Cambrian Mountains, Mid-Wales as past of the interdisciplinary research team, Department of Archaeology and Anthropology, University of Wales, Trinity St. David, Lampeter
2012
Began reviewing, editing and printing work from his archives of over fifty years as initial preparation for a future major retrospective exhibition.
2014
Research and photography for proposed book on 'Cellan Parish' in conjunction with Prof. David Austin.
2015 Continuing work on a number of projects plus contributing to several group exhibitions and giving public lectures
2016 Participated in group exhibitions in Bangor and Oriel Mon, Anglesey plus continuing editing and printing past work for major retrospective exhibition.
2017 Group exhibitions in Carmarthen and Machynlleth, plus completing work for the major retrospective exhibition at the National Library of Wales which runs from March until June.'
Begins making a new series of platinum prints and re-printing some of the 'Cader Idris series.

Radio & Television Programmes
2017 'The Arts Show', BBC Radio Wales
2008
BBC Radio Wales, Cader Idris, March 13th.
2007 BBC2W 'Lampeter Lives' Feb. 19th.
2003 HTV 'Creative Roads'
2002 BBC2 'Hidden Gardens'
2000 HTV 'River Patrol' July 31st.
1999 HTV 'Night Owls' March 30th.
1996 BBC Wales, 'Homeland' Sept. 15th.
1994 HTV 'Primetime'
1988 HTV 'Scene at Six', 'Celtic Light' exhibition
Radio Wales, 'Firsthand', interview on landscape photography
1987 BBC2 tv, 'No Limits'
1986 Radio Wales 'Chris Jones on Saturday'
1985 Radio Wales: broadcast on commercial photography
Radio Wales: broadcast on landscape photography
1984 Radio Wales', the Chris Stuart Show
'Swansea Sound', the 'Nineteeneightyfloor Show'
1982 Radio Wales, Welsh Arts Council debate

Work in public and private collections

Associazioni Culturale, Cagliari, Sardinia
Arts Council of Wales,
Carmarthen Museum,
Dyfed County Council,
Glynn Vivian Art Gallery, Swansea,
Green Mountain College, Poultney, Vermont, USA,
Museo Genna Maria, Sardinia,
Museum of Modern Art, Wales,
National Library of Wales,
University of Wales,
West Wales Arts Association,
S.4.C.,
Victoria & Albert Museum, London.
Work also in numerous private collections in the UK, Ireland, Europe, Japan and the USA