Duchess of Cambridge launches community photo project

A family of 9 standing by a window
Alexis and David Brett with nine of their sons and baby daughter. © Peter Jolly / Northpix

Featured photo: Alexis and David Brett with nine of their sons and baby daughter. © Peter Jolly / Northpix

The photo project spearheaded by the Duchess of Cambridge

When times get tough people come together, and the last few months has really shown this to be true. Whether you were clapping outside for the NHS heroes, 3D printing masks for your local hospital, or food shopping for someone in need, you did your part when it mattered. Let’s take a look at the photo project that aims to show us off.

Led by The Duchess of Cambridge herself, the National Portrait Gallery have recently launched an ambitious community photography project. The project will aim to capture ‘the spirit, mood, hopes, fears and feelings’ of the nation as we move into the later stages of dealing with the coronavirus pandemic.

Many of you may have had your routines turned upside down for a few months now which is bound to have caused hardship. But there are those who are working harder and faster than ever before and those that are dealing with immense grief and loss.

Hold Still will aim to capture a portrait of UK citizens at this time to show their resilience, love, bravery, humour, sadness, and sacrifice.

Who can enter?

This isn’t just something professional photographers will get to be a part of either. Both the Duchess and the National Portrait Gallery are inviting you to submit your own photographic portrait. If you believe it captures the best or the worst of our time, then send it in.

On the National Portrait Gallery website, you are asked to respond to the following themes:

  • Helpers and Heroes
  • Your New Normal
  • Acts of Kindness

Should you be lucky enough to place in the top 100, you will be given your very own Virtual gallery exhibition. A selection of the most iconic portrait photographs will be shown across the UK later this year. There is good reason to imagine this may change depending on the state of the pandemic at that time.

So, grab your camera and get ready to be a part of history with the latest photography project from the Duchess of Cambridge.

For more information, you can visit the photo project page here.

Click here to enter!

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