ABERYSTWYTH, WALES.- The Aberystwyth Arts Centre presents Bill Brandt - A Retrospective. British photographer Bill Brandt (1904-1983) is an acknowledged master of the twentieth century. Brandts early work documents with great sensitivity the fixed social contrasts of pre-World War II life in Britain, from farmers and miners to landlords and industrial barons. Later he shifted to a surreal, formal experimentation which connects him with British artists in other media such as Henry Moore and Francis Bacon. But the divisions in his career are not precise. His vision, unconfined by easy categories, ranged widely from direct photojournalism to moody, atmospheric landscapes; from stark, revealing portraiture to high-contrast nudes, distorted with very wide angle lenses. Even though much of Brandts work was driven by specific historic periods and events, his endless invention and continual search for ways to expand the medium make his work fresh and timeless, and his influence on photography is still strong today.