A BOOK looking at female photographers of World War One, put together by a group of young people from Bradford, has just been released.

No Man’s Land is the result of months of work by the New Focus Group, which is associated with Impressions Gallery. It ties in with the gallery’s latest exhibition, which opened yesterday.

Earlier this year the group - made up of 16 to 25 year olds, were awarded a £34,500 grant by The Heritage Lottery Fund for the project, and it has led to 3,500 of the glossy books being printed. Around 25 young people were involved in researching, writing and designing the book, and the book was launched at an event at the City Park gallery

1,600 of these books will be distributed to schools across the district, with the others available for free at the gallery and in local libraries.

The book features some never before images by female wartime photographers, including Mary Porter, Florene Farmborough and Olive Edis, that the group found by searching through the archives of the Imperial War Museum. It also includes letters from the period and stories behind the women’s work.

Members of the group will be visiting schools to talk about their research and the creation of the book.

Jennifer Sobol, Impressions’ learning and audience development coordinator, said: "The project started about a year ago, we worked with the New Focus group to write the funding application. This exhibition at the gallery was planned, and they decided this book was what they wanted to create. A lot of them said many young people wouldn't think the First World War would be relevant to young people. A lot of history books are just black and white, and dry facts, so they decided to create this book which would be more interesting and fascinating for young people.

"Without doubt this is the biggest project we have done as a group. When we got the book from the printers we believe how good it turned out."

The No Man's Land exhibition will run until the end of the year, before going on tour to Bristol Cathedral, The Turnpike in Leigh, and Bishop Auckland Town Hall in 2018.