- The photo must have been taken by you, and you must have submitted poems to the website.
- We particularly like unique urban landscapes, cities and towns that have shifted dramatically since the beginning of 2020.
- Surprise us! Take the theme of pandemic or epidemic in unexpected and creative directions.
July Winner: Oz Hardwick
Oz’s photo of a cat prowling down a deserted street in York is our new ABOUT icon on our homepage.
Congrats Oz and thanks for this unique slice of the early days of lockdown in York.
Check out Oz’s Four Poems, published 8th August 2020, here.
August’s Winner: Sarah Dixon
Sarah’s photo of the pastoral/urban landscape of The Colne Valley, in Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, is our August photo of the month, and will feature in our new VIDEOS icon.
Sarah: Once lockdown started I was so glad we (I live with my 10 year old son) moved from Manchester suburbs three years ago. Here there is the space to breathe, we can do school work by the weir, feed the ducks and heron spot.
Check out Sarah’s Three Poems, published 3rd September 2020, here.
September’s Winner: June Torrance
June’s photo of a deserted London is our September winner. We love the play with architectural lines and the starkness of what was one of London’s busiest spots. June’s photo has also made it to our new Poems icon, which you check out on our homepage.
June Torrance: I have always loved photography and once Lockdown started I decided to take any opportunity to visit well known places in London and see and capture the atmosphere of the day. On my daily allowed walk I’d search out places usually bustling with tourists and people. I live near the Royal Marsden Hospital in Fulham Road and have spent over 30 years as a volunteer there with the Friends and in the last 15 years a member of the hospital’s Arts Forum. I am now the photographer in residence of the Trust and have asked the artist/poet in residence Audrey Ardern-Jones (who has poems on this site) to write something to compliment this photograph. I have previously had photographs selected for the Evening Standard Photographic Competition in 2018 on ‘London’ and much of my work is up in the Trust and elsewhere.
You can find Audrey Ardern-Jones accompanying poems here.