KATE Middleton has unveiled some of her favourite images that have been submitted to her community photography project.
The Duchess of Cambridge, 38, has teamed up with the National Portrait Gallery to launch Hold Still, which documents how people have coped during lockdown.
The project aims to capture the “spirit, mood, hopes and fears” of the nation through photography.
The Kensington Palace Instagram page revealed some of the impressive entries so far, including a family celebrating a grandma’s birthday and two hospital workers in PPE.
The lockdown life collection ranges in tone from the heartbreaking to the light-hearted, and the categories are Helpers and Heroes, Your New Normal and Acts of Kindness.
Kate, 38, who is heading up the project, is a patron of the National Portrait Gallery, and is a keen amateur photographer herself.
She is seeking to capture the UK during the pandemic, and will select 100 photographs to go on display at London’s National Portrait Gallery.
Kate revealed last week she has been “struck” by the “incredible” entries already submitted.
The duchess said that they have “given us an insight into the experiences and stories of people – some desperately sad images showing the human tragedy of this pandemic”.
Hopefuls have to submit a portrait taken during the coronavirus lockdown, and then write a short submission to share the emotions of those depicted in the shot.
The exhibition is free to enter, and all ages and abilities have been welcomed to apply.
Kate said: “We’ve all been struck by the incredible images which have given us an insight into the stories of people.
“Some desperately sad images showing the human tragedy of this pandemic.
“And there are uplifting pictures showing people coming together to support the vulnerable.”
Organisers said the photos will be judged on the emotion and experience rather than technical expertise.
To submit an image visit www.npg.org.uk before June 18.
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