Subjects wanted for photo portrait book on Yorkshire Dales residents

A photographer has teamed up with the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority to produce a book of portraits of local people.

Guy Carpenter, based in Richmond, has been given a small grant to produce the book from the authority’s Sustainable Development Fund.

Portraits of people who live, work and play in the Yorkshire Dales National Park will be accompanied by short interviews with the subjects, describing what the area means to them.

The image above is of Sue and Ray Ridley of Kexwith farm which is one of the most remote upland sheep farms in the Yorkshire Dales, farmed by the Ridley family for several generations.

For more details on their story and to see an example of the kind of pieces produced for the project click here.

Potential portrait subjects could include not just farmers, but also all kinds of local workers, local business owners, artists who have made the Dales their base, clergy, land owners, and everybody else in between.

If you would like to be featured in the project or know somebody who you believe would like to be included, please get in touch with Guy Carpenter.

Details can be found on his website:, or email