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A picture of a brother and sister on swings caught a magic moment and the judge’s eye in the Changing Faces of Leeds exhibition’s public competition.

Sophie Levitt’s heart-warming photograph secured second place in the active category of the contest.

In her submission, Sophie said: “Siblings Cameron and Pearl having fun playing together on the swings. Showing that even with a ten year age gap between them, they will always be close and within each other’s reach.”

The active category was looking for dynamic pictures of people in motion and entries included photographs taken at some of the city’s carnivals and park-runs.

Commenting on the photograph, the judge said: “A scene common to playgrounds and parks across the city - a lovely action shot.”

The Changing Faces of Leeds exhibition, which runs until June 5 at Leeds City Museum, has already attracted thousands of visitors and features a unique collection of images.

As well as modern pictures and mobile selfies, the exhibition includes historic photographs spanning generations of people who have lived or worked in the city.

Councillor Judith Blake, leader of Leeds City Council, said: “What makes this such a special and exciting exhibition is that, at its heart, it’s about the people of Leeds and the many different experiences that have inspired them to pick up a camera and capture an image that will last forever.”

The public competition saw more than 500 photographers submit their pictures, with the museum team then choosing their favourites to appear in the final display.

The exhibition also features a series of workshops and events for children and adults.

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