Paul Cabuts is a photographer, writer and researcher whose work focuses on life in the south Wales Valleys. His photographs have been exhibited and published internationally and are held in national collections. He was initially motivated by the differences between his personal experiences of living and working in the Valleys, and the ways in which the region had been represented in photography and other media. His ongoing work explores the dynamic forces that shape the way we live and how we are defined.
He was awarded a PhD at the European Centre for Photographic Research and completed an MA in Fine Art at Aberystwyth University and a BA (Hons) Documentary Photography at the Newport School of Art & Design. His monograph Creative Photography and Wales explored the development of photography in Wales during the second half of the twentieth century. It was published by the University of Wales Press in 2012.
He was the Director of the Institute of Photography at Falmouth University and the Academic Leader for Photography at the Newport School of Art, Design and Media. He is currently an Honorary Research Fellow at Amgueddfa Cymru - National Museum Wales.