No Man’s Land: Young People Uncover Women’s Viewpoints of the First World War
Young people take you on a journey into the lives of women during the First World War
‘No Man’s Land: Young People Uncover Women’s Viewpoints of the First World War’ takes you on a journey through the lives of some amazing female photographers who worked during the First World War. This groundbreaking publication was created by New Focus our young people’s project group.
The book brings to life the story of the First World War through the eyes of women. The book features images that have never been published before, including photographs taken by Mary ‘Fluffy’ Porter who joined the Women’s Army Auxiliary Corps and pictures from the photo-album made by Sister ‘Josie’ Kane, who travelled to Malta to work for Queen Alexandra’s Imperial Military Nursing Service.
The publication was inspired by the major exhibition ‘No Man’s Land: Women’s Photography and the First World War’ which was on show at Impressions Gallery from 7th October to 30th December 2017.
This project is funded by the Heritage Lottery Young Roots scheme and we thank National Lottery Players.
The project is led by New Focus in partnership with Impressions Gallery, with heritage partners The Peace Museum Bradford, University of Leeds, and The First World War Centenary Partnership, led by IWM
Watch the film below for a behind the scenes view on the making of the book.
About New Focus
New Focus is Impressions Gallery’s award-winning collective for young people who live, work or study in Bradford. New Focus gives 16 to 25-year olds the opportunity to get involved, make decisions on specific projects, and develop key skills for their future careers. Formed in 2012, New Focus works closely with Impressions and Bradford’s diverse communities to develop creative projects that inspire and engage other young people.
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