England und Wales

Name of traveller

Fred Mayer (b. 1933)

Reason for travel

  • taking photographs for a 'coffee table' book

Date of travel

undated, ca. 1970s to early 1980s

Urwüchsige Waliser begutachten mit Kennerblicken am wöchtenlichen Markt in Bala die angebotenen Schafe. (Mayer and Streit 77)


  • travel guide produced in collaboration with Conrad Streit (text)
  • art: photography as a travel account by-proxy
  • people: a handful of character studies of local farmers taken during a sheep market in Bala and the portrait of the conductor of the Talyllyn narrow gauge railway
  • terrain: a predominantly depopulated representation of Wales, picturesque landscapes and ruins

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Streit, Conrad, and Fred Mayer. England und Wales. Zürich: Silva, 1982. 67-78. Print.