'Cora and Nesta cooking at Rainbow Junktion' - Two women preparing food in the kitchen of Rainbow Junktion at All Hallows' Church

4 May 2020
All Hallows Church, Regent Terrace, Leeds
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 13.45 on 4th May 2020, is the fourth of five images depicting the lockdown as experienced by the artist Coralie Datta, and represents the Yorkshire region. The artist has written the following text to explain how this image documents their experience of lockdown: "Rainbow Junction has been providing cooked meals and groceries for those who are unable to afford to eat during lock down. Cora and Nesta are volunteer cooks."


This is part of the Volume: HEC01/036/02/04 Picturing Lockdown Collection: Artists' Submissions - Coralie Datta; 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


© Coralie Datta

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Photographer: Datta, Coralie


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