The photographs in this digital exhibition document an extraordinary time in the history of Somerset through the lens of the photographer Jason Bryant.

The collection of images chronicles the experiences of individuals and communities as they respond to the challenge of Covid-19. Many were taken during the first six months of Lockdown. They include rainbows, people expressing their thanks to key workers, families reuniting and rediscovering their local environment, the spring heatwave, and the new normal of face masks and hand sanitiser. Throughout lockdown 2.0 Jason continues to document the impact of the global pandemic within the county. 

Do you have an experience you’d like to share?

We are living through extraordinary events that are affecting all our lives in ways we could not previously have imagined.  We want to ensure that the stories of Somerset’s people and places are recorded during these difficult times, so that future generations can find out about the challenges we faced and how our communities pulled together.

We’re asking for your help in contributing to a community archive. There’s a simple online form to share your thoughts.