Harry Hall's portrait Joanna in PPE is one of the Final 100 images unveiled in landmark community project to create a photographic portrait of the United Kingdom.
The Duchess of Cambridge and the National Portrait Gallery have unveiled the Hold Still digital exhibition, featuring one hundred portraits selected from 31,598 submissions during the project's six-week entry period. Focussed on three core themes: Helpers and Heroes, Your New Normal and Acts of Kindness the images present a unique record of our shared and individual experiences during this extraordinary period of history, conveying humour and grief, creativity and kindness, tragedy and hope.
Launched by The Duchess of Cambridge and the Gallery in May, Hold Still invited people of all ages, from across the UK to submit a photographic portrait which they had taken during lockdown. The project aimed to capture and document the spirit, the mood, the hopes, the fears and the feelings of the nation as we continued to deal with the coronavirus outbreak.
September 15, 2020