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In Pictures: Life in lockdown captured in photographic ‘time capsule’

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Images include clapping for carers, rainbows, empty streets, social distancing, home haircuts and the natural world.

A photo from Historic England's Picturing Lockdown Collection entitled No View: No Viewers, taken by commissioned artist Aidan Moesby in Rowlands Gill, north east England

A “time capsule” of photographs has been created showing life in lockdown.

Images of clapping for carers, rainbows, empty streets, social distancing, home haircuts and the natural world were among the pictures submitted after the public were asked to capture a moment in time to be saved in the Historic England Archive.

The Picturing Lockdown Collection, which can be accessed free online, consists of 100 public submissions, 50 commissioned works by 10 contemporary artists, and the remainder from Historic England’s photographers.

Here are some of the images:

A photo issued by Historic England from its Picturing Lockdown Collection entitled Clap For NHS, London, by Shuvaseesh Das
Clap For NHS, London, by Shuvaseesh Das (Shuvaseesh Das/Historic England/PA)
A photo issued by Historic England from its Picturing Lockdown Collection entitled Washing the Shopping by Steven Murray from Chesterfield
Washing the Shopping by Steven Murray from Chesterfield (Steven Murray/Historic England/PA)
A photo issued by Historic England from its Picturing Lockdown Collection by Francesca Brecciaroli showing children taking part in the Joe Wicks PE sessions in the living room of their home in Beckenham, south London
Children taking part in the Joe Wicks PE sessions in the living room of their home in Beckenham, south London (Francesca Brecciaroli/Historic England/PA)
A photo issued by Historic England from its Picturing Lockdown Collection of Threadneedle Street, City of London by artist Polly Braden
Threadneedle Street, City of London by artist Polly Braden (Polly Braden/Historic England/PA)

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A photo issued by Historic England from its Picturing Lockdown Collection entitled Social distancing, Vauxhall car factory, Wirral by Colin McPherson
Social distancing, Vauxhall car factory, Wirral by Colin McPherson (Colin McPherson/Historic England/PA)
A photo issued by Historic England from its Picturing Lockdown Collection entitled Banging pots for the NHS by Danny Burrows from Deal, Kent
Banging pots for the NHS by Danny Burrows from Deal, Kent (Danny Burrows/Historic England/PA)
A photo issued by Historic England from its Picturing Lockdown Collection of a Leeds train station cleaner by Samantha Toolsie
A Leeds train station cleaner by Samantha Toolsie (Samantha Toolsie/Historic England/PA)
A photo issued by Historic England from its Picturing Lockdown Collection entitled After a Night Shift, a self portrait by commissioned artist Tristan Poyser
After a Night Shift, a self-portrait by commissioned artist Tristan Poyser (Tristan Poyser/Historic England/PA)

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A photo issued by Historic England from its Picturing Lockdown Collection of Ann and Alun Ball at home in Fulwood, Sheffield, by Historic England photogapher Alun Bull
Ann and Alun Ball at home in Fulwood, Sheffield, by Historic England photographer Alun Bull (Alun Bull/Historic England/PA)
A photo issued by Historic England from its Picturing Lockdown Collection entitled Upside down world taken by Michaela Strivens in Wallington, south London
Upside down world taken by Michaela Strivens in Wallington, south London (Michaela Strivens/Historic England/PA)
A photo issued by Historic England from its Picturing Lockdown Collection entitled Transparency taken by commissioned artist Malaika Kegode in Bristol
Transparency taken by commissioned artist Malaika Kegode in Bristol (Malaika Kegode/Historic England/PA)
A photo issued by Historic England from its Picturing Lockdown Collection entitled Stay home, taken by John Lee in Bristol
Stay home, taken by John Lee in Bristol (John Lee/Historic England/PA)
A photo issued by Historic England from its Picturing Lockdown Collection entitled Garden Gym, Yorkshire by commissioned artist Coralie Datta
Garden Gym, Yorkshire by commissioned artist Coralie Datta (Coralie Datta/Historic England/PA)
A photo issued by Historic England from its Picturing Lockdown Collection entitled Masako sewing masks, taken by Peter Crush in Reading, Berkshire
Masako sewing masks, taken by Peter Crush in Reading, Berkshire (Peter Crush/Historic England/PA)
A photo issued by Historic England from its Picturing Lockdown Collection entitled Juliette, Juliette (sounds of the street), taken by commissioned artist Bella Milroy in Chesterfield, Derbyshire
Juliette, Juliette (sounds of the street), taken by commissioned artist Bella Milroy in Chesterfield, Derbyshire (Bella Milroy/Historic England/PA)
A photo issued by Historic England from its Picturing Lockdown Collection entitled First Day of the Holidays taken by Bill Ward in Victoria Park, Bristol
First Day of the Holidays taken by Bill Ward in Victoria Park, Bristol (Bill Ward/Historic England/PA)
A photo issued by Historic England from its Picturing Lockdown Collection of Owen Bull, just before his 14th birthday, planting vegetable seeds in the garden due to the difficulty in getting food deliveries during lockdown, taken by Historic England photographer Alun Bull
Owen Bull, just before his 14th birthday, planting vegetable seeds in the garden due to the difficulty in getting food deliveries during lockdown, taken by Historic England photographer Alun Bull (Alun Bull/Historic England/PA)
A photo issued by Historic England from its Picturing Lockdown Collection of neighbours in adjacent gardens on Hallamshire Drive, Sheffield, giving haircuts, taken by Historic England photographer Alun Bull
Neighbours in adjacent gardens on Hallamshire Drive, Sheffield, giving haircuts, taken by Historic England photographer Alun Bull (Alun Bull/Historic England/PA)
A photo issued by Historic England from its Picturing Lockdown Collection entitled Penn Co-op Jaminder Hayre taken by commissioned artist Anand Chhabra in Wolverhampton
Penn Co-op Jaminder Hayre taken by commissioned artist Anand Chhabra in Wolverhampton (Anand Chhabra/Historic England/PA)
A photo issued by Historic England from its Picturing Lockdown Collection entitled Reinvented Rituals, taken by commissioned artist Bella Milroy in Chesterfield, Derbyshire
Reinvented Rituals, taken by commissioned artist Bella Milroy in Chesterfield, Derbyshire (Bella Milroy/Historic England/PA)
A photo issued by Historic England from its Picturing Lockdown Collection taken by Historic England photographer Steven Baker of the tunnel that leads to his nearest open space for daily exercise in Victory Park, Stroud, Gloucestershire
A photo taken by Historic England photographer Steven Baker of the tunnel that leads to his nearest open space for daily exercise in Victory Park, Stroud, Gloucestershire (Steven Baker/Historic England/PA)
A photo issued by Historic England from its Picturing Lockdown Collection entitled Life in Lockdown taken by commissioned artist Chloe Dewe Mathews in Bottle Alley, St Leonards-on-Sea
Life in Lockdown by commissioned artist Chloe Dewe Mathews in Bottle Alley, St Leonards-on-Sea (Chloe Dewe Mathews/Historic England/PA)
A photo issued by Historic England from its Picturing Lockdown Collection the Little Free Libraryon the Hill, which washes and distributes vinyl gloves, in Norwich, Norfolk, taken by Peter Offord
The Little Free Library on the Hill, which washes and distributes vinyl gloves, in Norwich, Norfolk, taken by Peter Offord (Peter Offord/Historic England/PA)
A photo issued by Historic England from its Picturing Lockdown Collection of nappies drying and food product waiting to be disinfected taken by Historic England photographer Chris Redgrave at home in Harrow, north London
Nappies drying and food product waiting to be disinfected taken by Historic England photographer Chris Redgrave at home in Harrow, north London (Chris Redgrave/Historic England/PA)
A photo issued by Historic England from its Picturing Lockdown Collection of Joshua Chhabra’s skin fade, a haircut given to him by his older brother Matthew, taken by commissioned artist Anand Chhabra in Wolverhampton
Joshua Chhabra’s skin fade, a haircut given to him by his older brother Matthew, taken by commissioned artist Anand Chhabra in Wolverhampton (Anand Chhabra/Historic England/PA)
A photo issued by Historic England from its Picturing Lockdown Collection entitled Worker, off licence by Gemma Mancinelli from London
Worker, off licence by Gemma Mancinelli from London (Gemma Mancinelli/Historic England/PA)
A photo issued by Historic England from its Picturing Lockdown Collection entitled Home Alone (One, is the loneliest number) taken in Rowlands Gill, North East England by commissioned artist Aidan Moesby
Home Alone (One, is the loneliest number) taken in Rowlands Gill, North East England by commissioned artist Aidan Moesby (Aidan Moesby/Historic England/PA)

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