Her idea is to reflect goodness in a new reality.
Kate Middleton joined forces with the National Portrait Gallery to launch Hold Still. It is a project to capture the UK “spirit, mood, hopes and fears” through photography. The Kensington Palace Instagram account shared some of the most notable images so far, including a photo of two hospital workers hugging in the protective suit and a family celebrating a beloved grandmother’s birthday through the looking glass.
The images range from joyous to heartbreaking, but each captures a different aspect of life in a running of the bulls. The Daily Mail newspaper reported that the Duchess of Cambridge is leading the campaign and is also patron of the National Portrait Gallery. It is worth noting that she is an amateur photographer and will personally curate 100 photographs for the Hold Still exhibition. She said last week that she had been “shocked” by the “incredible” images that have already been seen. “They have given us an idea of people’s experiences and stories, some desperately sad images that show the human tragedy of this pandemic,” she said.
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Handpicked by The Duchess of Cambridge, we are sharing images from across the UK that have inspired the #HoldStill2020 project with @NationalPortraitGallery. • “We’ve all been struck by some of the incredible images we’ve seen which have given us an insight into the experiences and stories of people across the country. Some desperately sad images showing the human tragedy of this pandemic and other uplifting pictures showing people coming together to support those more vulnerable. Hold Still aims to capture a portrait of the nation, the spirit of the nation, what everyone is going through at this time. Photographs reflecting resilience, bravery, kindness – all those things that people are experiencing.” – The Duchess of Cambridge One hundred shortlisted portraits will feature in a gallery without walls – a one of a kind digital exhibition open to all this August. Submit your images through the link in bio and share your portraits on Instagram by tagging @KensingtonRoyal #HoldStill2020 to be in with a chance to be featured on our channel throughout the project. #StayAtHome Photo credit: Chris Page Tom Maddick/SWNS Peter Jolly Aimée Goold Captain Tom Moore
Prince William’s wife invites people from across the UK to submit a photographic portrait they have taken during these extraordinary times for the community project. Participants are also encouraged to provide a short written presentation to describe the experiences and emotions of the people depicted in their photograph. That nation is one of the hardest hit in the world, with more than 30,000 deaths. The initiative was very well received by Queen Elizabeth II.
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Today The Duchess of Cambridge launches a community photography project spearheaded by you! In collaboration with the @NationalPortraitGallery, we are asking you to help capture the spirit, the mood, the hopes, the fears and the feelings of the UK as we continue to deal with the Coronavirus outbreak. Completely free and open to all ages and abilities, Hold Still will capture a snapshot of the UK at this time, creating a collective portrait of lockdown which will reflect resilience and bravery, humour and sadness, creativity and kindness, and human tragedy and hope. One hundred shortlisted portraits will feature in a gallery without walls – a one of a kind digital exhibition open to all this August. The images can be captured on phones or cameras and each image will be assessed on the emotion and experience it conveys rather than its photographic quality or technical expertise. Submit your images through the link in bio and share your portraits on Instagram by tagging @KensingtonRoyal #HoldStill2020 to be in with a chance to be featured on our channel throughout the project. #StayAtHome
The Hold Still campaign is completely free, open to all ages and abilities, and will focus on three central themes: “Helpers and Heroes”, “Our New Reality” and “Kindness Actions”. Kate Middleton’s idea is to create a unique photographic portrait of people while holding still for the sake of others. Likewise, celebrate those who continue to work so that the rest remain safe. It is an emotionally charged activity.
It will also reflect endurance and courage, humor and sadness, creativity and kindness, tragedy and hope for humanity. Prince Charles’s daughter-in-law is very happy to carry out this campaign that will leave a deep mark on the British. For her part, she photographed her daughter Charlotte while delivering cookies to her older neighbors in an act of kindness and solidarity.