Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge, on Sunday launched a ebook of photographic portraits taken throughout Britain’s COVID-19 lockdowns that she mentioned would offer a long-lasting file of the pandemic.
Kate Middleton, who’s married to Prince William, the Queen’s grandson and second in line to the throne, started the undertaking with the National Portrait Gallery final 12 months, inviting individuals to submit photographs taken throughout Britain’s first coronavirus lockdown.
A panel of judges together with Kate selected 100 portraits from over 31,000 entries, which have been proven in digital and neighborhood exhibitions earlier than the ebook was introduced.
“Through ‘Hold Still’, I wanted to use the power of photography to create a lasting record of what we were all experiencing – to capture individuals’ stories and document significant moments for families and communities as we lived through the pandemic,” Kate wrote within the introduction to the ebook.
The ebook, referred to as “Hold Still: A Portrait of Our Nation in 2020”, shall be accessible from May 7, precisely a 12 months after the undertaking started.
Net proceeds shall be cut up between the National Portrait Gallery and the British psychological well being charity Mind.