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Coronavirus Lockdown 2020 In Pictures

200 new images have now entered the Historic England Archive as the 'Picturing Lockdown Collection' that will be accessible to future generations and will forever be a reminder of this extraordinary time.

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Thursday 8 pm, lit up in blue for Thank you NHS. Cyclist on his one per day exercise. I am events and wedding photographer, based in central London, my job affected by pandemic totally. I always take my camera for my one per day walk. A captured moment of gratitude to our NHS.

© Alla Bogdanovic

 

Since March, the UK has been through a very strange and uncertain period of time that put restrictions on movements, we couldn't see loved ones and toilet paper was more scarce than unicorns! Covid-19 certainly left its mark on the World and to document this unprecedented time, Historic England asked for the public to send in their lockdown images so we'll forever have an archive of photos to show future generations. 

 

Taken on a bike ride with our kids round our local park, Victoria Park, Bristol. The first day of the Easter Holidays.© Bill Ward

 

The week-long call for images begin on 29 April and ended on 5 May and almost 3000 images were submitted from across England covering everything from the NHS, gardening, rainbows and remote quizzes to empty high streets and haircuts.

As well as the public, ten contemporary artists from across England were also asked to produce images documenting lockdown during the seven days. Each artist has contributed at least five images to the final Collection. 

 

Emma, Phil, Keren and Rose.  Woodhouse, Leeds  Yorkshire

© Coralie Datta

 

Commenting on the project, Claudia Kenyatta, Director of Regions at Historic England said: "The fascinating response to our Picturing Lockdown call-out sheds light on our collective and individual experiences of lockdown and provide a snapshot into this unusual time that will be accessible for future generations to see and learn from. Our thanks go out to all who submitted their work, to our 10 contemporary artists, and to our photography team who have produced an inspiring range of images."

 

Shows the great British humour even during such difficult times. I helps keep spirits high and keeps people safe by making following the rules fun.

 

For the 'Picturing Lockdown Collection', which is free to view online, 200 images were chosen and this is the first time since the Second World War that the public has been asked to capture photographs for the Archive. These unique responses have formed a visual record in Historic England’s Archive which will help us shape what we remember about this time.

To see the full collection of lockdown images, visit the Historic England website

 

This picture was taken on the day we were meant to be getting married in front of friends and family in Crete.  We decided to dress up and enjoy our day anyway, kids included.  We'll plan to support local businesses instead and host our wedding after lock down in the UK to bring some much needed funds back to hard hit local companies.

© Donna Duke-Llande

 

This is the first week of lockdown when we first started the joe wicks PE sessions in the living room.

© Francesca Brecciaroli

 

Members of staff at the Vauxhall car factory demonstrating distancing measures necessary when on a break during preparedness tests and redesign ahead of re-opening following the COVID-19 outbreak.

© Colin McPherson

 

Clapping for the NHS and other key workers has become a ritual on a Thursday night at 8pm. It is also a chance to wave at neighbours and has a true community feel to it.

© Danny Burrows

 

Garden Gym

© Coralie Datta

 

It was the first time since the official lockdown I'd been able to visit the supermarket so the the queuing outside was all new to me. I was expecting things to be quite manic but everyone just calmly queued, keeping social distance. The overturned shopping trolleys really captured my eye and seemed to say something of this unusual situation.

© Michaela Strivens 

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