Kate Middleton’s ‘Hold Still’ Project is Unveiled
Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge, has recently shared some of the final photographs in her recent photography project “Hold Still.”
While juggling the duties of a royal alongside her husband Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge, and caring for three young children during the pandemic, she has also been organizing a photography initiative in partnership with the National Portrait Gallery in London.
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Introducing, the final 100 portraits. In May this year, in collaboration with the @NationalPortraitGallery, we invited people of all ages, from across the UK to submit a photographic portrait which they had taken during lockdown. 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. Visit our link in bio to see the images and read the stories behind the nation’s experience of life during the lockdown.
Middleton and a panel of judges from the famed gallery chose 100 portraits out of over 31,000 submissions to be digitally exhibited in the gallery. The photos launch for viewing for the public on September 14, 2020. In a letter to the public, the Queen penned her thoughts about the project and stated, “The Duchess of Cambridge and I were inspired to see how the photographs have captured the resilience of the British people at such a challenging time, whether that is through celebrating frontline workers, recognizing community spirit or showing the efforts of individuals supporting those in need.”
Our fundraising heroes from the pandemic made The Duchess of Cambridge’s selection of 100 photos for her HoldStill photography project ❤️
— Kayla Adams (@KaylaAdams___) September 13, 2020
According to Harper’s Bazaar, the “Hold Still” project “aims to record the unique individual and collective experience of living during the COVID-19 pandemic.” Middleton announced the project idea in May and was personally involved in selecting the photographs being showcased.
— The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge (@KensingtonRoyal) September 14, 2020
Congratulations to all of the winners of the competition, and thank you for sharing your beautiful snippets of life with all of us.