about the yorkshire dales photographic grid project

The Yorkshire Dales National Park is an area of outstanding natural beauty, great cultural diversity and history. From a very early age Leeds based photographer Tom Marsh has been creatively inspired by the area. He knew he wouldn't be alone, therefore in March 2016 he launched the first ever Yorkshire Dales Photographic Grid Project, a way of giving others the chance to express their unique connections to the area, mapping it from top to bottom in awe-inspiring photographs.

 

For one year Tom has asked photographers from all backgrounds, from amateurs to professionals, to take photographs on, or as close to as possible, each point at which the OS Map grid lines intersect within a designated area. Each area is, on average, 16 kilometres square and there are 134 areas in total.

 

All photographers had complete creative licence to capture their personal interpretation of an area that is close to their heart using what ever photographic medium they saw fit. The resulting photographs are being put into an online archive, which will exhibit the diversity of not just the Yorkshire Dales but also the people who have kindly given up their time to contribute. There are also plans to exhibit the project throughout the National Park this summer.

GRID PHOTOGRAPH POINT 10D BY TOM MARSH