FACES of Craven, an exhibition of photographs by Lydia Wakelam, will be on display at Holy Trinity Church in Skipton from Wednesday until Monday, March 5.

Lydia Wakelam, a young photographer from Skipton, graduated with a 1st Class BA (Hons) in Photography, Video and Digital Imaging from the University of Sunderland in 2016, and has since worked freelance on several events and projects.

The collection of 18 photographs, mostly portraits, is one of the legacies of the successful Celebrate Craven Library of Life event, held across three venues in Skipton in July.

Portraits were taken in an environment where each person felt most comfortable: their home, workplace or base for their hobbies and passions; serving to highlight their own personality and uniting them all as a group within the exhibition.

All the individuals portrayed, ranging in age from 33 to 85, took on the role of ‘living books’ and were chosen to celebrate the diversity that exists within Craven.

Some have lived in Craven all their lives, several were born in western and eastern European countries and are relative newcomers, others in India and Nigeria.

Liz Roodhouse, who organised the event in July on behalf of Craven Development Education Centre, said: “Also on display with Lydia’s photographs, and available to order, will be a book containing the edited scripts, alongside photographs, of all the ‘living books’. This is another of the legacies of the Celebrate Craven event and contains a wider selection of Lydia’s engaging photographs, many taken during the event.”