We are delighted to announce hundreds of new photographs have been added to Historic England’s archive collection following our #PicturingHighStreets campaign.

Helping to build a contemporary picture of England’s high streets, this new photography archive collection shows how important the high street can be for people to come together and connect.

We partnered with 9 regional photography organisations during a 3-year project to create the collection.

It is made up of 2 parts:

  • Photos by members of the public, selected from more than 10,000 submitted during a mass participation project on Instagram
  • Images by photographers in residence, working with local communities to co-create snapshots of the high street


To learn more information about the images and view the collection visit Historic England’s website below.


Explore the Picturing High Streets collection

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