The Duchess of Cambridge has urged people to enter her nationwide photography project before the deadline tomorrow evening.
In a new video shared on Kensington Palace’s Instagram account this morning, 38-year-old Kate asked that more submissions be made to capture the locked-out nation.
She said, “There have been so many incredible entries in the past few weeks. But it’s not too late to participate, so take a moment to grasp what life is like for you. I look forward to sharing the last 100 entries with you.
Kate, who spearheaded the campaign, is a patron of the National Portrait Gallery and an avid amateur photographer, aims to capture a snapshot of the UK right now, with the help of the nation.
The Duchess will personally organize 100 photographs for the Hold Still exhibit, which will be made available online for free.
In a new video shared on Kensington Palace’s Instagram account this morning, 38-year-old Kate in the photo asked that more submissions be made to capture the locked-out nation
The Duchess of Cambridge also provided details of how people can participate in the project on her Instagram account, pictured
For the past few weeks, the Duchess has shared regular updates via Instagram, offering some of her favorite shots and explanations of why they have such an impact.
Today, she shared another selection, including photos of exhausted healthcare professionals and socially distant neighbors.
Other images submitted to the Hold Still Project include one of a family dinner table where a little girl is trying to sing Let It Go from Disney’s Frozen and another shot of children living next to each other playing instruments of music in front of their houses.
Kate previously shared how she was “struck” by the many “incredible” images we have already seen, “which gave us a glimpse of people’s experiences and stories – some hopelessly sad images of the human tragedy of this pandemic.”
People from all over the UK are invited to submit a photographic portrait they took during these extraordinary moments for the community project.
The Duchess of Cambridge today highlighted a selection of her favorite submissions, including the one titled Rainbow
This animated image submitted to the project shows a desperate hospital worker. It is titled Heartbroken Hero
The relationship between an infant and an elderly woman is captured in this image, “social distancing”
The bond between father and son shines through in this uplifting photograph called Reunited With Daddy
Emergency workers are celebrated in this image called Personalized PPE, taken from the back of an ambulance
Hold Still aims to create a collective picture of confinement in the UK, capturing the nation’s spirit, mood, hopes, fears and feelings as the coronavirus epidemic continues. In the photo, “We are the future” of Daisy Valencia, presented by the Duchess in today’s video
Participants are also encouraged to provide a brief written submission to describe the experiences and emotions of those pictured.
Hold Still is completely free, open to all ages and abilities, and will focus on three main themes – “Helpers and Heroes”, “Your New Normal” and “Acts of Kindness”.
The idea is to create a unique photographic portrait of the people of our nation locked out while we “stay still” for the sake of others, and to celebrate those who have continued so that we can stay safe.
It will reflect resilience and bravery, humor and sadness, creativity and kindness, human tragedy and hope.
Hold Still will also act as a reminder of the importance of human connection in times of adversity, and that even though we were physically separated, as a community and a nation, we all faced and rose to the challenge together.
Kate Middleton, 38, presents printed versions of some of her favorite photos in a video from Kensington Palace shared last week, including one of a six-year-old girl playing noughts and cruising with an elderly relative on a window (left). She also chose this one in a hectic household, with a little girl singing Let It Go by Frozen while her family is trying to work (right)
The images revealed the reality of the lives of many in the midst of coronavirus lockdowns – including “remote group practice” by Becky Wickes. The Duchess loved this image for the way she communicated a sense of “community” spirit
The Duchess of Cambridge celebrated the “incredible” starters of her photographic project “Hold Still”, documenting life in a closed environment. In the photo: “Home work” by Roseangela Borgese, with a father working with his back to the camera while in the foreground a toddler is lying on the ground surrounded by toys
R Sleeping Colleagues Unmasked ’by Jane Roe shows two nurses, dressed in branded intensive care uniforms, asleep on a sofa after a tiring day on the front line
Another entry, “Glass Kisses” by Steph James, shows a protective elderly lady kissing her loved one from behind a window. The elderly and extremely vulnerable have been “protecting themselves” from coronaviruses for three months, which means that interactions between family members have taken unconventional means
In another poignant entry, “Biba behind a glass” by Simon Murphy, a girl can be seen with her face behind a glass while she is sheltered from the deadly virus
Matthew Williams’ Comforting Life’s Comforting Entry Shows Protective Equipment Nurse Holding Newborn Child
A schoolgirl flashes a beautiful smile as she brandishes a Union Jack design in a photo titled “VE Celebration During Lockdown” by Vanita Bhuva