'Naomi taking Poppy for a Walk ' - A woman in roller boots wearing a face mask, posed for the camera with her dog on an empty basketball court

1 May 2020
Bradmore Recreation Ground, Church Road, Bradmore, City of Wolverhampton
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 14.30 on 1st May 2020, is the third of seven images depicting the lockdown as experienced by the artist Anand Chhabra, and represents the West Midlands region. The artist has written the following text to explain how this image documents their experience of lockdown: "The current restrictions under Lockdown stipulate only going out once a day. So I decided to ask my daughter Naomi if I could photograph her when she takes Poppy our dog for her daily walk. Naomi herself is a fitness fanatic and doesn’t do slow walking. Here she is complete with her roller skates."


This is part of the Volume: HEC01/036/02/05 Picturing Lockdown Collection: Artists' Submissions - Anand Chhabra; 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


© Anand Chhabra

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Photographer: Chhabra, Anand


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