Historic England Lockdown Collection

The Historic England “Lockdown Collection” was launched yesterday, and I was lucky enough to have a photograph included in it. The collection is a conscious attempt to create a snapshot of life in England during Corona Virus lockdown, and has been very heavily featured in all of the main news media (along with my pic).  See the following links:



My photo was entitled “First Day of the Holidays” (see above), and was also chosen by the artist Malaika Kegode as the image to represent the South West region.  It was taken during a family bike ride in our local park using the Ricoh GRIII: brilliant, versatile camera – I’ve used it a lot during lockdown.

Full details from the Historic England Website below:

“On 29 April 2020 Historic England launched Picturing Lockdown, a unique project in which we asked the public to submit photos to document their experiences of one week in lockdown during the Covid-19 pandemic.

We received almost 3,000 public submissions from across England, capturing a rich picture of our collective experience in an extraordinary time.

We selected the 100 most evocative, informative and inspiring, added 50 newly commissioned works by 10 contemporary artists and 50 more from Historic England’s photographers to create a final collection to be added to the Historic England Archive.

The call-out was the first time the public have been asked to capture photographs for the Archive since the Second World War.”

It really is a brilliant collection, and well worth a look if you have a few spare minutes.  You can find the full archive at:



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