Kate Middleton is loving the submissions for her “Hold Still” photography initiative and wants to see more.
The project, launched by the Duchess of Cambridge and the National Portrait Gallery, hopes to see some of the United Kingdom’s portraits of lockdown amid the COVID-19 outbreak. Middleton wants to see submissions full of spirit, mood, hopes, fears and feelings.
“Hold Still” focuses on three core themes, “Helpers And Heroes”, “Your New Normal” and “Acts Of Kindness.”
And in a sweet video message, the royal says she is ready to see some more photos.
With a week left until the #HoldStill2020 deadline, Duchess Kate is encouraging people to take part in the @NPGLondon photography project📸
There have been over 12,000 entries capturing the spirit and mood of the UK in lockdown and you can enter here👉🏻 https://t.co/s2sjSNXlL7 pic.twitter.com/N3xolDGISR
— Omid Scobie (@scobie) June 10, 2020
“There have been so many amazing entries to Hold Still over the last few weeks,” Middleton said in the clip. “From families up and down the country showing how they are adapting to life during lockdown, through to some of the most amazing NHS and social care staff who are putting their lives on the line to save the lives of others.”
Adding, “But it isn’t too late to take part. So please take a moment to capture what life is like for you, because together I hope that we can build a lasting illustration of just how our country pulled together during the pandemic.”
“I made it kind of nostalgic… it’s soon to be a memory, once society becomes normal again”
This #carersweek, we’re featuring some of the #holdstill2020 entries from young carers at @RF_Tweets, on the theme ‘Your New Normal’. Hold Still closes 18 June: https://t.co/YKb8xT3qAt pic.twitter.com/yBrvAuF1qH
— Portrait Gallery (@NPGLondon) June 9, 2020
After naming a winner, 100 of the shortlisted portraits will be featured in a virtual gallery. Over 12,000 images have already been submitted to the project.
“Hold Still” is taking submissions until June 18.