The Duchess of Cambridge and The National Portrait Gallery invite you to take part in #HoldStill2020

The Duchess of Cambridge and the National Portrait Gallery have teamed up to launch #HoldStill2020. An ambitious project designed to bring the community together, by capturing unique photographic portraits which showcase the spirit, hopes, fears & feelings of the UK as we continue to deal with the Coronavirus outbreak.

The Duchess launched the project on ITV’s This Morning via a video link where she was interviewed about the project and how she was finding the lockdown.

The #HoldStill2020  project is completely free to take part in. It’s open to all ages and abilities. Images can be taken on cameras, phones, iPad etc.

100 shortlisted portraits will feature in a gallery without walls – a one of a kind digital exhibition open to all this August. Each image will be assessed on the emotion & experience it conveys rather than its photographic quality. There are three themes – Helpers and Heroes, Your New Normal and Acts of Kindness. Images must be submitted by June 18.

Small acts of kindness go such a long way. The magic of photography is it can capture a moment and tell a story. It’s really capturing those moments that feel real to you and that capture a moment or an expression or a feeling … and that’s the power of photography’ – Catherine, The Duchess of Cambridge launching her new photography project

The duchess has launched the fascinating #HoldStill2020 project in conjunction with the National Portrait Gallery, of which she is patron. The project sees Catherine bringing her love of photography into a more public view and encouraging others about the beauty and power of photography. She is a keen armature photographer. Many of the images released to mark special occasions of her children Princes George, Louis and Princess Charlotte are often taken by her. Most recently to mark the birthdays of both Charlotte and Louis.


You can find out all of the info about the project here.