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A Global Photo Project Documenting Self-Isolation

In The Age Of Covid-19


brutalist design in london

Sitting at a table looking out of the window it suddenly occurred to us that there is an opportunity to share with the Greyscape community the view from your window, your rooftop or your balcony using the hashtag #theviewfrommywindowphotoproject


Suddenly and mostly unexpectedly many of us find ourselves confined to our homes with or without family for we don’t know how long.  Those who are confined give our huge thanks to the magnificent emergency services, doctors, nurses, caregivers – and delivery people, cleaners, transport workers, essential services staff who are helping keep us safe.

What is clear is that whilst our opportunity to get out with our cameras has some major limitations at the moment – actually right in front of us are views, some scenic, some utterly urban, some concrete, light-limited or sun-flooded. It’s fascinating to share what we are all simply seeing, with an absence of sound. What all these pictures have is authenticity and they capture a uniquely challenging period in our lives.

We have received hundreds of wonderful photographs and will be collating them into a dedicated post.

Send your photo to us here at  info@greyscape.com or direct message us via Instagram to www.instagram.com/barbican_city_of_london/ or send a message to us on TikTok @greyscape or on Twitter at @BarbicanL

The rolling live-story on Instagram will be updated throughout the day. What is being created is an anthology of our shared experience at this highly unusual time.

All images are the Copyright of the individual photographer

gnomes on a balcony

Jonathan Palmer Hoffman ‘the secret garden’ London, England @Jonathanpalmerhoffman


barbican estate in daylight view across gardens

Barbican Estate and residents gardens, London, England @kenref 


view out to industry in samara

Arseniy Kotov Samara Russia @Northern.Friend 


barbican estate at night

Barbican from Seddon House: Image Dan Thurlow @TheModernModern ENGLAND




Muelstedt Germany @karlaa.heintze


franz heep architect

Sao Paola, at the back of the Locarno Building @scarpa_andre BRAZIL



tranquil image out to lake with boat

Villa ‘Le Lac’ Le Corbusier, Corseaux, Switzerland Image Patrick Moser, Villa Le Lac SWITZERLAND


suburban street scene with car and flowering tree in potomac Maryland US

Potomac Maryland US Image Boris Feldblym


roof top view across north london newington green

Newington Green Image Daisy Powles @daisypowles ENGLAND


brickwork and concrete brutalist

Petticoat Square, Middlesex Street Estate, London Image Fiona Renno @the_lady_with_concrete ENGLAND


house in london street black and white night shot

South Tottenham, London Image: Leeor Ohayon @leeor_ohayon ENGLAND


appartments in Lausanne

Lausanne, Switzerland Image Nathan Lopez SWITZELAND


barbican estate light at night

Barbican and Golden Lane at Night Image Paul Lincoln @paullincoln ENGLAND

post war residential blocks in berlin

Berlin, Prenzlauer Berg/ Pankow Image Karina Kecsek GERMANY


residential building and street in tokyo

Kita Senju district in Adachi city, greater Tokyo Image Daryl White JAPAN


cinnamon coloured sunset

Kiev Sunset Image Alex Bykov @alex_bykov_loves_you UKRAINE


view of dawn from residential appartment with pink sky

Berlin at Dawn by Toto von Senger @toto_vonsenger





front cover of zine man in top hat and trench coat

The English Cafe Royal Books £6.00 Photos John Benton-Harris


front cover with brutalist architecture detail

Alexandra Road Park & Plant Cafe Royal Books £6.00


Cover of Cafe Royal book with image of girl with fringe photographed by Janette Beckman

Janette Beckman Mods & Rockers Raw Streets UK 1976–1982


black and white zine featuring balfron tower in Poplar image of front cover with detailed concrete facade

Balfron Tower Zine Cafe Royal Publishing £6.00



barbican 2014

London Barbican Zine £6.00 Cafe Royal Books


Barbican 1975 Zine David Hoffman

Barbican 1975 £6.00


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