“visitors” was a pop-up exhibition in Abertillery, Wales, featuring works by several foreign and British photographers. The idea for the exhibition was borne out of a wish to bring international photography to the Valleys and show it in a temporary space in our town’s high street. Most of the artists do not make their living in the field of photography and most of them are not photography graduates. Thus the title, "visitors", can be understood on many levels: it presents works by prevalently foreign photographers, in a form of a pop-up exhibition in a town otherwise lacking a permanent art space, by people who, with some exceptions, are not considered a part of the professional photography world – and so both the authors and their works can be seen as "visitors" in several ways. The aim of the exhibition was to enliven town life, help question the way art is presented in the Valleys - by bringing international art to the inhabitants of the Valleys rather than the reverse - and, last but not least, show that "amateur photographer" is an increasingly outdated notion.