What does Leeds look like? Check out the winners of the Council’s photo competition!

Back in September the Council launched a photo competition to run alongside the publication of its first “State of the City Report”. Members of the public were asked to send in “images capturing their perception of Leeds during 2011”.

The winner has now been announced and some of the 200 entries have been selected for publication in the State of the City Report.

I thought I’d post the ones that have been included in the glossy report. It doesn’t look like they’re being published elsewhere. In fact the Council hasn’t even been in touch with all the photographers whose work has been included.

It also feels like the photos chosen are an accurate reflection (in a night-time waterfront kind of way) of the city fathers’ idea of what Leeds is and what things matter most about the city.

Apropos of which it’s nice to see Land Securities’ iconic hoarding outside the Trinity construction site – “your retail SOUL MATE is coming” – making it into the publication.

A parallel “alternative” photo competition was being run by the Beyond Guardian Leeds blog. If and when that finishes, it’ll be interesting to see how different (or not) the visions turn out to be.

You can click on most of the photos to enlarge them.

The winning entry - Judith Cook

City of heritage - Judith Cook

City of reflections - Judith Cook

City of shopping experience - arcade - Judith Cook

Neon city - Judith Cook

Untitled - Elaine Rey

Untitled - Elaine Rey

Untitled - Elaine Rey

Untitled - Elaine Rey

Untitled - Elaine Rey

Houses in the moonlight - Richard Haslett

Lazy sunny afternoon - Richard Haslett

Untitled - Richard Haslett

Sunday shoppers - Richard Haslett

Welcome home - Richard Haslett

Untitled - Ian Heszelgrave

Untitled - Ian Heszelgrave

Untitled - Ian Heszelgrave

Celebrating different families - Beryl Sanderson

Golden sunrise - Andrew Raby

The waterfront Leeds 2011 - Ian Wilson

Untitled - Chloe and Nigel Pogson

Untitled - Conor Green

Untitled - Mitchell Luxford

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One Response to What does Leeds look like? Check out the winners of the Council’s photo competition!

  1. Thank you for letting me use the photo for a non profit personal art drawing, as a reference and background

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