The Great Yorkshire Show

England’s premier agricultural show opened it’s gates today for what was supposed to be the start of three days of showcasing the best in British farming and the countryside. However due to heavy rain which caused chaos with the parking areas and the showground turning the normally grassed areas into a muddy quagmire the decision was made by organisers to cancel the show after just one day.

The event, which normally attracts over 130,000 visitors each year was the 154th show and displays the cream of the country’s livestock and offers numerous displays and events and gives the chance to see many different countryside activities.


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Published by ian forsyth photography

Press and Documentary photographer covering the North of England. Stringer & contributor for Getty Images News. Prints are available to buy on my website.

2 thoughts on “The Great Yorkshire Show

  1. Great photos, even the ones with apparently little content e.g. back of bloke with pigs in out of focus back ground. How do you get on taking candid shots of people, do you get a release form from all of them?


    1. Hi Gary,

      Cheers for the comment.

      Regarding the release for images, if in a public place then the photographer doesn’t need to get release from any of the people that are photographed. As this was a place that people might realistically expect to be photographed because of the nature of this event then I didn’t need to gain permission to use any of the images. Obviously some common sense and professionalism is needed on the behalf of the photographer and in the case of the ‘posed’ up pictures of people with brollies, kids playing in the mud etc then I either approached them first or took the pictures and then spoke to them afterwards and explained what I was doing and that as an accredited member of the media the images would be made available to newspapers etc and everyone, on this occasion, was fine.

      Sometimes this isn’t always the case of course depending on what event is going on but the ‘legal’ rule of thumb is that if in a public place then the photographer can photograph anything within the boundaries of the law and decency.

      Hope this explains it enough?


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