This Photo Series Documents Lost Buildings from WWII London Air Raids

By: David Ingram - Sep 23, 2015
References: hwaetbooks & creativereview
This photo series by brother and sister photographer duo Thom and Beth Atkinson documents a number of missing buildings that were lost as a result of air raids over London during the Second World War.

Shot over a period of six years, the 'Missing Buildings' photo project examines the impact of 71 different bombing campaigns that took place from 1940 to 1945 had on a city where over a million homes and buildings were destroyed. Like scars that are still healing, remnants of this time period can still be seem from various lasting marks on the urban architecture of London.

Vacant lots and the outlines of long gone chimneys and roofs provide a somber reminder of the destruction and violent atmosphere that took place during the chaotic time period of the London Blitz.