The National Portrait Gallery launched a digital exhibit today called "Hold Still," a community projected spearheaded by the gallery's patron, the Duchess of Cambridge.
"Hold Still" was launched back in May as a community project to highlight the impact of the global lockdown brought on by COVID-19. Over 31,000 submissions were received from across England during the six-week period, which focused on three core themes: "Helpers and Heroes," "Your New Normal" and "Acts of Kindness." From the thousands of photographs submitted, 100 were selected.
"From virtual birthday parties, handmade rainbows and community clapping to brave NHS staff, resilient keyworkers and people dealing with illness, isolation and loss. The images convey humour and grief, creativity and kindness, tragedy and hope – expressing and exploring both our shared and individual experiences."