Photo exhibition remembers importance of Wanstead Park during lockdown

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A photography exhibition documenting the use of Wanstead Park for daily exercise during the COVID-19 pandemic will open at the park’s visitor centre this month.

“Many people slipped into a routine during lockdown; same place, same time and often the same conversations,” said photographer Russell Boyce. “The photos are portraits of people on their daily exercise, accompanied by a snippet of the conversations overheard while walking in the park.”

The images were all taken during the two weeks leading up to Boris Johnson’s ‘roadmap out of lockdown’ announcement on 22 February 2021.

Overheard in Lockdown – which is supported by The Stow Brothers, Epping Forest and the City of London Corporation – will be on show outside the Temple for six weeks from 11 February.

Author: Editor