Lockdown Photodiary: Week 5
Anita Benjamin, Fotonow photographer
Anita is a documentary photographer based in Plymouth that explores the significance of place and land as a dimension of human life, encompassing themes of cultural and social experiences and identity.
May 25 in Lockdown
Having recently moved to the Mutley Plain area, in fact only days before the lock down back in March, this space is gradually turning into a sense of place for me. The bank holiday Monday and beautiful sunshine brought some of the neighbours out of their houses to enjoy the nature in their back gardens. With hairdressers and Gyms closed, others that were not so fortunate to have a garden space, took to any available outdoor space to do some home hairdressing (to combat lockdown hair) and exercise in car park spaces.
May 28 in Lockdown
Rainbow flag flying high in a garden, conveying a message of solidarity.
May 30 in Lockdown
Whilst observing the 2 metre distancing rule, my granddaughter collects snails in the garden. Keeping her interest in nature alive by exploring nature on the doorstep.
May 31 in lockdown
With some measures easing, subtle reminders appear on the streets to keep to
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