CoventriertRebecca Orton's documentary practice is influenced by her interest in history. Coventriert was inspired by her home town's destruction during the Blitz, changing the medieval city of Coventry into a concrete jungle. This work combines extracts from J.B. Shelton's book, A Night in Little Park Street with Orton's own photographs. The text gives a first-hand account of Shelton's experience on the 14th/15th November 1940, Coventry's most famous night. This highly descriptive text dramatically contrasts the quiet and simplistic photographs it is paired with. Each photograph is of a place in Coventry, either an area targeted by the Luftwaffe or an area that has played a large role in people's memory of the Coventry Blitz. These two components come together to create a cohesive narrative depicting Coventry's past and present as one.
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