All England Waits
Project info

Between September, 1939 and September, 1945, Britain was at war. In the first full year of the war, there were 534,000 weddings, almost 40,000 more than in 1939, and 125,000 more than in 1938.

'All England Waits' was made in response to love letters housed within the archives of The Imperial War Museum, London. The letters were written by women and sent to their loved ones serving overseas.

The work articulates something of the experience of women in wartime, but also speaks about the universal feelings of love, loss and hope.

Conceived to be presented in book form, the single images here are part of a larger narrative that also includes prose poetry created from the letters themselves. A small 'film' of the book can be seen on my website.