'Clap for NHS' - a man and a woman taking part in the Thursday clap for the NHS on the balcony of a flat during the Covid-19 lockdown

2 Apr 2020
Duckett Street, Stepney, Tower Hamlets, Greater London Authority
Photograph (Digital)
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The Picturing Lockdown Collection was created during April and May 2020, in response to the Covid-19 pandemic. During seven days the public were asked to submit photographs that they felt best represented their experiences of lockdown in England, and from these submissions one hundred representing all the different geographic regions were chosen to be archived with Historic England. Alongside these images, ten artists were commissioned to produce their own images over the course of five days, representing their lockdown experience. These were supplemented with images by Historic England’s own photographers. Together, the Picturing Lockdown collection forms a permanent visual record of this unusual time in history.

This photograph is one of the one hundred images taken by the public, and was chosen by the artist Roy Mehta to represent the London Suburbs region. It was taken at 18.59 on 2nd April 2020. The photographer wrote the following text to explain how the image documents their experience of lockdown: "Clap For NHS".


This is part of the Sub Series: HEC01/036/01 Picturing Lockdown Collection - Public Submissions; within the Series: HEC01/036 Picturing Lockdown Collection; within the Collection: HEC01 Historic England


© Shuvaseesh Das

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Photographer: Das, Shuvaseesh


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