Your hundred Covid portraits

An exhibition of photographs inspired by experiences of the Covid pandemic has been opened at the National Portrait Gallery by the Duchess of Cambridge.

The Hold Still project was launched by the duchess in May and people were invited to submit their portraits taken during lockdown in three themes, Helpers and Heroes, Your New Normal and Acts of Kindness. There were almost 31,600 submissions over six weeks, just 100 of which have been selected.

Judges were the duchess, NPG director Nicholas Cullinan, the poet Lemn Sissay, Ruth May, chief nursing officer for England, and the photographer Maryam Wahid.

The exhibition, sponsored by Taylor Wessing, will be digital at first, viewable at It will later be shown in towns and cities across the UK later in the year.

The image here is We’re Really Lucky to Have a Garden by Robert Coyle, Sale, Manchester.


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