Saffron Walden photographer's book a permanent record of life in a locked down town
- Credit: Will Durrant
A book about life in Saffron Walden during the coronavirus lockdown has been presented to the Gibson Library.
Photojournalist Celia Bartlett's project, called Saffron Walden - Locked and Unlocked, reflects how Saffron Walden coped with the Covid-19 pandemic.
Celia presented a copy of her book to Martyn Everett, chair of the Gibson Library, as a record of life in and out of lockdown.
She said: "There was a community spirit here which I had not seen before.
"I wanted to show how we were all coping during lockdown, but also provide light relief on Instagram for people who couldn't get out in the town."
Celia said that the project originally aimed to showcase Saffron Walden and its heritage, but the pandemic changed its aim.
She added: "The photography community is quite supportive - we all inspired each other to keep exploring in lockdown."
Saffron Walden - Locked and Unlocked is on its second print run and on sale online: https://celiabartlett.co.uk/
Celia is on Instagram - @ailecphoto