Photographs of the Aftermath

The disaster in Aberfan, Wales taken October 30th through December 25th, 1966. © I.C. Rapoport all rights reserved.

On the 21st of October 1966, 144 people, 116 of them children, were killed when a man-made mountain of coal waste slid onto the village of Aberfan in South Wales. The elementary school building was the first structure in its path and the school was demolished by a thousand tons of black mud.

All photographs are available for purchase in both Archival Ink Giclèe and Silver Gelatin Prints.

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aberfan1 BoyHorse BoyPlane
Bride Brother ChildVisit
clutching Comfort DavidBarn
davidfield Davidsister Davidwindow
Drinker FirstBaby FourGirls
girl-school gravedigger GraveVisit1
GraveVisit2 GraveVisit3 GraveVisit4
headline laughter Lost
Lovers milkman MineElevator
Miner MoyRoad OldMiner
Survivors TheTip ThreeBoys
waiting YoungMiner