ICONIC photos of Coventry High Street have entered the Historic England archive.
Since September 2022, people across England have been submitting their photographs of high streets on Instagram.
Now, 204 winning photographs have entered the Historic England Archive, alongside 173 new images taken as part of local projects with resident artists on high streets.
Tim Mills invited shop owners and the wider community on The Burges, one of the few traditional historic high street areas surviving in Coventry, to use his camera as part of a ‘Resident Artists’ project.
Meanwhile, Ayesha Jones was selected for a Micro Commission to document stallholders in the Coventry Market and City Arcade and their experiences.
The City Arcade is due to close in 2024.
Ayesha said: “The overall story captured in these images is the impact of the digital age and modern developments on independent, family-run businesses that we have all grown up with.
“Our modern obsession with more, better and faster is killing the authentic and genuine human-to-human commerce that has existed for thousands of years before the modern age.”