A Welsh documentary photographer. His work on documenting the coal mines of Wales and America has been used extensively in publications specifically during the miners strike of 1984-5. He first worked as an industrial photographer and then studied at the School of Documentary Photography under Magnum Photographer David Hurn. He has worked for national newspapers and magazines, including The Times, Sunday Times, The Guardian and The Observer. Since the 1980s, Tiley has concentrated on working on commissions for exhibitions, archive collections, television and book publication in the U.K., Europe and the U.S.A. and is the author of three books. Because of his work on the miners strike, he was commissioned to produce ‘The Valleys Project’ one of his best collections of photographs reflecting life in the South Wales Valleys. They are meticulously annotated and encompass every part of the miners lives. Other commissions include photographing the Welsh descendants living in Pennsylvania and covering extensively the mining communities of West Virginia, Kentucky, Virginia, and Tennessee. Roger has recently been awarded a major commission to photograph the manufactured coast-scape in Wales and will travel the length and breadth of Wales to record the way the coast line has been adapted to cater for twenty first century needs.