Monochrome exhibition

Seda Makhagieva, 15, wraps a pastel-colored head and neck covering. Makhagieva fought to wear the hijab - a sharp break from her families' traditions.

Seda Makhagieva, 15, wraps a pastel-colored head and neck covering. Makhagieva fought to wear the hijab - a sharp break from her families' traditions.

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Life is being pictured in black and white during a major exhibition in Harrogate this week.

The town’s Photographic Society is staging its annual show MonoCulture, which runs from October 14-21 at St Peter’s Church.

“This year will focus on the best in monochrome imagery,” said a spokesman.

And internationally renowned Armenian Diana Markosian will give a talk - Documenting the Personal - at St Aidan’s School on October 19, to coincide with the exhibition.

Regina Wilkinson, president of Harrogate Photographic Society said: ”Diana Markosian is an inspiration to young photographers everywhere.

“We are fortunate that someone who is in such international demand has been able to fit Harrogate into her busy schedule on her way to London to commence work on a documentary with Channel 4.”

Markosian, who was born in Russia and raised in America, works as a documentary photographer, visiting, living and capturing images in war torn areas of the world.

Harrogate Photographic Society, with members ranging from novices to professionals, launched inn 1922 and offers a programme of photographic presentations and talks, competitions, outings. www.harrogatephotographicsociety.co.uk