Humans of New York is a project that was launched by photographer Brandon Stanton in 2010. Three years later, another photographer who goes under the name of 'Z' was inspired to start a similar project closer to home, called Humans of Leeds.
Both achieved the same thing: to give a representation of modern day culture along with a social documentary of the people in these cities.
Back in April, the mysterious photographer curated the SO&SO exhibition at Lambert's Yard, a portrait gallery of his pictures put together in conjunction with Leeds Beckett University and printers Pressision Ltd.
Such was the popularity of the exhibition that Lambert's Yard has decided to make the exhibition more permanent. So, from October 22, the independent concept store and creative event space will be the new home for Humans of Leeds.
Adam Jagger, Lambert’s Yard retail director says: 'The Humans of Leeds collaboration was such a success, it just seemed like a natural progression to create something more permanent. There’s no better home for Humans of Leeds than at Lambert’s Yard.'
The portraits in the gallery will change regularly, creating a platform for the stories that the people of Leeds have shared.
Z says: 'It was really exciting for me to be able to run my first popup exhibition at Lambert’s Yard, and now having a permanent space for these portraits is really taking it to the next level. Humans of Leeds is important to me because it provides a creative outlet. I get to connect with people from all walks of life; incredible people I’d never ordinarily meet, whose stories I am privileged to share with a great community of followers.'
To celebrate, Lambert’s Yard will be hosting an exclusive launch party on Thursday October 22. Tickets for the event are free.
Humans of Leeds
Humans of Leeds at Lambert's Yard Autumn Consortium. October 22, 6pm. Lambert's Yard, 162-163 Lower Briggate, Leeds, LS1 6LY. Tickets are available here.
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