Rebecca 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.
Steph Bourazanis • Alexandra Akigg • Zoë Bennett • Robert Bigwood • Hannah Cooper • Kimberley-Anne Cox • Elodie Duncan-Duplain • Emma Fox • David G.A. Ward • Jamain Gordon • Annie Haggarty • Lucy Jarvis • Connor Kitching • Samara Knight • Maggie Leitch • Ernielson Limbo • Henry Maxfield • Rebecca Morgan • Tomm Morton • Rebecca Orton • Madeline Regan • Grace Slater • Kirill Slokotovich • Rungthanwa Thaophayung • Sarah Williams • Miriam Winsor • Paris Wood •