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‘Too negative!’: The Welsh seaside images that caused a controversy – in pictures | Art and design

The solution put forward by the new artistic director, Clive Adams, was to commission images of the same places in summer, in the hope that the show would be more upbeat. Yet while summer brought more people to the resort areas, there was no fundamental change in character to the images. Fearful that the finished show would be a catastrophe, Adams asked amateur photographers to exhibit their own work alongside Bennett’s, to counter its perceived pessimism

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