Wales

Nato summit Brecon Beacons photo commission 'privilege'

Nigel Forster photographing Pen y Fan Image copyright Josh Young
Image caption Nigel Forster says he was asked to give a "positive and striking impression" of Wales and its landscape

A photographer from Powys has spoken of his delight at seeing his shots of the Brecon Beacons form a backdrop to the Nato summit in Newport.

Nigel Forster, from Talybont-on-Usk, photographed Pen y Fan and the central Beacons area for the main hall.

The second room featured his images of the Black Mountains.

"It was an enormous privilege to have contributed to the creation of such a prominent feature of such a prestigious event," he said.

Mr Forster said he was contacted in July and was asked to take photos giving "a positive and striking impression of Wales and its landscape" as backdrops for the main conference rooms.

He said he had been pleased "to showcase the Brecon Beacons to a worldwide audience and hope that it will play an important role in developing its profile to visitors from abroad".

Mr Forster added that Prime Minister David Cameron congratulated him personally at a special event for Welsh suppliers involved in the summit.

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Image caption The photos provided the backdrop to discussions of world leaders including Barack Obama and David Cameron
Image copyright Nigel Forster
Image caption Facing north to Pen y Fan
Image copyright Nigel Forster
Image caption Facing south to Pen y Fan
Image copyright Nigel Forster
Image caption Facing east to Pen y Fan
Image copyright Nigel Forster
Image caption Facing west to Pen y Fan
Image copyright Nigel Forster
Image caption A view of the Black Mountains

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