THREE photographs of Conwy RNLI lifeboat station and crew, shot by Jack Lowe, have been added to the existing collection held at the National Library of Wales in Aberystwyth.

The National Library of Wales has recently selected six photographs of Conwy, Moelfre and Trearddur Bay Lifeboat Stations to add to its existing collection of Welsh lifeboat photographs. The six photographs selected include three from Conwy, two from Moelfre and one from Trearddur Bay.

In January 2017, the National Library of Wales acquired 20 of Jack’s limited edition prints of Aberystwyth, Angle, New Quay, St David’s and Tenby to be preserved in the National Collection of Welsh Photographs.

Earlier this year the Pioneer carried a story about Jack’s visit to Conwy lifeboat station when he shot the pictures.

Alan Flood, a spokesman for Conwy's lifeboat said: “It's a huge honour for Jack's photographs to be recognised and appreciated by the National Library of Wales, and for the RNLI to be included in the Welsh Collection is definitely something to be celebrated. We thoroughly enjoyed his recent visit to our station and have the utmost respect for the mission is he undertaking."

The limited edition prints will be housed within the National Collection of Welsh Photographs, which includes more than 950,000 photographs. The collection ranges from works by pioneering photographers from the earliest days of photography to portfolios by contemporary practitioners of the art.

Jack Lowe began the Lifeboat station project in January 2015, and plans to visit all 238 lifeboat stations in the UK and Ireland, with the project predicted to end in 2022. The photographs are created using a method called wet plate collodion, which is a Victorian process that captures striking images on glass. Jack travels in a decommissioned ambulance called Neena, which he has converted into a mobile darkroom that allows him to create his art on the go.

At the end of the Lifeboat Station Project, Jack will have created the first complete photographic record of every RNLI lifeboat crew and will have enormous historic significance. Jack hopes to show the photographs in an exhibition and a book, which will help to raise funds for the RNLI.

Jack's journey can be followed website: