AN EXHIBITION featuring the work of a Bradford photographer will go on display in a Bradford gallery later this month.

Women In Uniform by Shy Burhan opens at Cartwright Hall on January 17 and runs until May 12.

It features photos of 84 women, many from the Bradford district, and the images reflect their careers and lives.

Shy is a Shipley-based photographer who’s lived nearly all her life in the District. After turning to photography as a mature student, she managed her own portrait studio for two years.

She then took on a new role as an Enterprise Officer, supporting local women with self-employment and this sparked an interest in working in a more socially engaged way.

The Women in Uniform exhibition builds upon Shy’s passion of showing women in positive ways. The project explores the world of work identity with a focus on women of colour, especially those in professions where women commonly are underrepresented.

Crucially for Shy, although the women are from all over the UK, many of these pioneering ladies are from the Bradford District.

The women featured in the exhibition are from a range of professions including civil engineering, policing, carpentry and law. The exhibition will have its official opening on Saturday January 20 at 1.30pm, which will involve the screening of a short film featuring interviews with some of the women featured in the exhibition.