Faces of Leeds: Billy’s in the frame to clinch top prize!

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This eye catching photograph is among a series of unique pictures which are part of a city exhibition.

The Changing Faces of Leeds exhibition at Leeds City Museum features pictures capturing generations of people who have lived or worked in the city.

This image, which was submitted by Elaine Taylor and shows her youngest son, Billy, won first place in the Changing Faces of Leeds’s Posed category.

In late 2015 people were challenged to uncover some of the faces of Leeds today. More than 500 amateur photographers contributed, sending in their pictures to the museum team who then chose a selection to appear in the final display.

In her submission, Elaine said: “This is Billy; my youngest son. Full of life and a little bit daft.

“He’s wearing frames that had been sent to me by someone in America for an Instagram ‘Travelling Frames Project’.

“He loves a pair of silly glasses matched, of course, with a silly face. On this day he’d been wearing them while we were shopping in Leeds. The photo was shot and edited with my iPhone.”

As well as showcasing the best of the competition the exhibition, which runs until June 5, features portraits from the city’s past. From early Victorian photography to modern day selfies, abstracts and studio portraits, the show captures the history of the people of Leeds from the 1800s to the present day.

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.”

We’ll be featuring other winners every Friday over the next few months.

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Yorkshire Evening Post readers are being given the chance to showcase your own pictures and the stories behind them.

Inspired by the response to The Changing Faces of Leeds competition we want to see your photographs of the people who live and work in our vibrant city.

The contest challenged selfie-takers, amateur photographers and professionals alike to uncover some of the faces of Leeds today. We are now inviting readers to email us your images so we can showcase the best.

Whether it is a photograph taken with a camera phone or a top-grade digital camera we are looking for images that capture the people of

Leeds at work, rest and play. Please send your photographs with your name, age, contact number and an explanation of the picture and how it was taken to yep.newsdesk@ypn.co.uk