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Elle Wardle
Elle Wardle
After significant research into key workers within the NHS Elle Wardle knew she needed to look at one of the most recent and significant impacts on the national health service … COVID-19

Newspaper articles Wardle read captured scenes of the spirit and essence of key-worker protests during the pandemic, highlighting resilience, solidarity, and determination of those on the front lines of essential services.

Creating a piece that emulated the feelings of this time was important to her. Authentically as she could, using my own personal scrubs along with a former nurse; who worked through the struggles of COVID-19 and left her job due to stress.

These images are meant to be a piece that everyone can look at and relate to knowing they were part of this history.

Highlighting the clap for our careers and it’s underlying ironic background of not actually helping our careers at all, is representative of the protests she had researched into where banners and signs advocating for better wages, personal protective equipment, as well as improved working conditions. Many different banners such as“Heroes with Empty Pockets” Were inspiration for this piece.

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