'Thank You NHS' - Looking up at an illuminated window at night, showing a hand drawn poster

3 May 2020
Chandos Road, Redland, City of Bristol
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, taken at 00.06 on 3rd May 2020, is the fifth of five images depicting the lockdown as experienced by the artist Malaika Kegode, and represents the South West region. The artist has written the following text to explain how this image documents their experience of lockdown: "It's difficult to comprehend the hard work and dedication currently being exhibited by those working in the NHS. They care for our families and friends daily, and during lockdown their workload has multiplied to unprecedented levels. Thank you doesn't seem enough, but it's a good start."


This is part of the Volume: HEC01/036/02/03 Picturing Lockdown Collection: Artists' Submissions - Malaika Kegode; within the Sub Series: HEC01/036/02 Picturing Lockdown Collection - Artists' Submissions; within the Series: HEC01/036 Picturing Lockdown Collection; within the Collection: HEC01 Historic England


© Malaika Kegode

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Photographer: Kegode, Malaika


Health And Welfare, Night Scene