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. The book is designed by young people for young people.
This groundbreaking publication No Man's Land was created by New Focus, a young people's project group developed by Impressions Gallery. New Focus worked with heritage partners The Peace Museum Bradford, University of Leeds, and The First World War Centenary Partnership. The book brings to life the story of the First World War through the eyes of women. Gateways' Alison Fell provided support for the project which was funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund.
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.
No Man's Land is being distributed to all secondary schools and libraries throughout the Bradford district thanks to the support of National Lottery Players. New Focus are also running workshops in schools to engage pupils with the themes in the book, as well as developing creative activities at Impressions Gallery to share their experiences with other young people.
You can view a full copy of the book below. You can also pick up your FREE publication at the gallery until the 30 December 2017.
If you are a secondary school or community group in Bradford and are interested in receiving a set of free publications or would like us to come and deliver a workshop in your school please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The publication is inspired by the major exhibition No Man’s Land: Women’s Photography and the First World War which is on show at Impressions Gallery from 7th October to 30th December 2017.
Find out more about how the Heritage Lottery Fund can support community projects at hlf.org.uk.