An avid photographer herself and patron of National Portrait Gallery, Kate Middleton last month initiated a photography project ‘Hold Still’ that asked people to send pictures depicting life during Coronavirus pandemic. The Duchess of Cambridge who has received 12,000 entries for the competition so far, has asked Brits once again to send in more photographs before the deadline.
“There have been so many amazing entries to ‘Hold Still’ over the last few weeks. From families up and down the country showing how they are adapting to life during the 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,” said the Duchess in the latest video message.
“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,” she further said.
Out of the thousands of entries that the competition would receive, Middleton herself would select the best 100 based on the emotion and experience they convey, without taking any technicality into account. The 100 photographs would then be displayed during the digital exhibit which will be held by the National Portrait Gallery.
“I can’t wait to share the final 100 images with you,” the Duchess excitedly said as she asked to send more pictures.