‘Reaching for Rainbows’ is a new online exhibition of photography that documents an extraordinary time in the history of Somerset. The images were all taken by local photographer Jason Bryant during the Coronavirus pandemic.

The collection of 60 images chronicles the experiences of individuals and communities as they respond to the challenge of Covid-19 and being in Lockdown. Photographs include rainbows, people expressing their thanks to key workers, families reuniting and rediscovering their local environment, and the new normal of face masks and hand sanitiser.

Alongside the exhibition we are creating a community archive to record the stories of local people and places.

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An exhibition and community archive documenting an extraordinary time in the history of Somerset

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“We were due to open the exhibition at the Museum of Somerset in November. Lockdown 2.0 means that hasn’t been possible, so we are inviting people to view the exhibition online.

“The Museum was able to reopen over the summer and we’d like to express our thanks to everyone who visited and supported us in these challenging times,” Head of Museums for the South West Heritage Trust Sam Astill