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Harrogate Photographers to create Tour de France Archive

10th April 2014

Categories: News

A group of Harrogate photographers is to create a photographic record of the 2014 Tour de France which will be available for everyone to see later in the year.

Harrogate Photographic Society is working with the Harrogate Council to capture images, not only of the event itself, but also of the activities surrounding the event, including the many ongoing community projects in the town.

Harrogate Photographic Society was established in 1922 and is the largest in Yorkshire with a membership of 120 and a range of specialist skills. A group of more than 30 of them will be starting work from the end of March to photograph Tour de France related activities.

Reina van den Hoek, president elect of Harrogate Photographic Society said,

“The Tour de France is much more than the race itself and will have a major impact on Harrogate and its people on more than just the race days. We plan to capture as much as we can and create an exhibition, a photographic record and an archive for Harrogate. We want people to contact us about what they are doing”.

The group expects to capture community and business projects, the build up of facilities, the race day events and of “getting back to normal” on the days following. People will be the focus at the heart of the project.

Harrogate Council will be introducing the photographers to the various community groups who are already involved in Tour de France projects but anyone including businesses who wishes their activities to be included in the photographic project should contact Harrogate Photographic Society directly by email at

Find out more about Harrogate Photographic Society…

Harrogate Photographic Society is a camera club for people passionate about photography and photographic art, hosting regular presentations and talks, exhibitions and summer photographic outings, workshops and competitions.

Meetings are held on Monday evenings throughout the season at the Friend’s Meeting House in Homestead Road, Harrogate HG1 5QR. If you’d like to get involved read more on their website

Image credits: Robin Ashworth, Graham Roberts, Richard Brown, Mike Hudson

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