The Duchess of Cambridge has launched a photography project with the National Portrait Gallery, aimed at capturing a snapshot of the UK during the coronavirus crisis.


Keen photographer Catherine said she hoped Hold Still would show "what everyone is going through".

Members of the public can submit images inspired by three themes - Helpers and Heroes, Your New Normal and Acts of Kindness - by 18 June.

The gallery will select 100 images, and they will displayed in an online exhibition.

"We've all been struck by some of the incredible images we've seen which have given us an insight into the experiences and stories of people across the country," Catherine added. "Some desperately sad images showing the human tragedy of this pandemic and other uplifting pictures showing people coming together to support those more vulnerable.

"Hold Still aims to capture a portrait of the nation, the spirit of the nation, what everyone is going through at this time," she continued.

"Photographs reflecting resilience, bravery, kindness - all those things that people are experiencing."

The project is completely free and open to all ages and abilities. Images must involve people, and can be captured on phones or cameras. Each image will be assessed on the emotion and experience it conveys rather than its photographic quality or technical expertise. The closing date for submissions is the 18 June 2020.

Full story can be found HERE on the BBC page, but follow this link to The National Portrait Gallery page find out more details on the competition.