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Photographers map out the Dales

Bainbridge, 31 July, 2017

A unique photographic exhibition – capturing every corner of the Yorkshire Dales – has opened today at the National Park Authority’s Yoredale offices in Bainbridge.

The Yorkshire Dales Photographic Grid Project is a ‘mass public venture’ designed by Leeds-based artist and tutor, Tom Marsh, aka the ‘Flat Capped Photographer’.

He split the National Park into 130 areas and asked volunteers to take photographs at each point at which OS Map grid lines intersected.  The result is a beautiful photographic document of every kilometre of the Dales.

Tom Marsh said: “When I first conceived the idea for the project, my aim was to produce a body of work that not only showed the Dales at its best but also showed off areas that were rarely visited.

"Obtaining many of the photographs has been no mean feat, as the 60 project contributors battled with unforgiving, boggy moorland and steep escarpments. In the project’s finished form, I feel the aim has been met and more.”

The free exhibition will be open during August and September, from 0900 to 1700.  All the photographs will be published in an online archive:

http://www.yorkshirephotowalks.com/yorkshiredalesgridproject/index.html

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