About Yorkshire Made Me

Yorkshire Made Me is a series of photographs, by Jennifer Robertson and Lynne Fletcher, of men and women who have reached the height of their various chosen careers, celebrating the wealth and breadth of the county’s talent. 

The exhibition is part of Yorkshire Festival, 100 days of art and culture in the lead up to the world's greatest cycling race which visits Yorkshire this year. 

The exhibition begins with Brian Robinson who was born in Huddersfield in 1930, and went on to become the first Briton to win a stage of the Tour de France, in 1958. The informal portraits capture a range of personalities from sport, politics, broadcasting and entertainment including Dame Judi Dench, Michael Palin and Nicola Adams.

I am unbelievably proud to be Yorkshire born and to be included in this wonderful collection

- Dame Judi Dench

Jennifer Robertson originally trained as a press photographer, beginning her career on the Barnsley Chronicle, and is in receipt of many awards including the Master Photographer of the Year (Consumer Award) in 2010 and 2011. Lynne Fletcher is a former Creative Art Director for a leading PR firm and now specialises in photographic lighting and locations.

The exhibition will be on display at Huddersfield Art Gallery from 7 June – 30 August 2014.