Lockdown 2020 captured in pictures

Members of Trinity College have been documenting work, study and life under lockdown in pictures this term thanks to a lockdown photograph competition in college.

The winners of Trinity College’s lockdown photo competition have been announced, with postgraduate Engineering student Rhiannon Heard’s image of adolescent frogs in her parents’ pond taking first place. Rhiannon documented the changing season and observed the growth of tadpoles into frogs over the course of living and studying at home, and her image captures the process of observing the passage of time under lockdown through the developing natural world.

Trinity College President Hilary Boulding, who was one of the judges, says: ‘We had some wonderful entries with beautifully composed images capturing the essence of lockdown in all its forms – from quiet streets to outdoor spaces and makeshift study spaces. The winning image is a particularly great image capturing the experience of noticing our environments more and relying on nature and the outdoors during these last few months for our moments of freedom from lockdown.’

Second-year Law undergraduate Daniel Holroyde’s image capturing light in the trees of an empty Banchory golf course took the runner-up prize, with honourable mentions going to three additional images:

  • English Lecturer Cosima Gillhammer’s images of an eerily empty Broad Street and Radcliffe Square
  • Politics Lecturer Sophie Rosenberg’s night exposure of an empty Embankment Bridge with London Eye in the background
  • Newly-graduated Philosophy & Theology undergraduate Ruben Drayton’s image of a study space lit largely from the glow of a computer screen

Posted: 31 July 2020