Kate’s Maintain Nonetheless exhibition was launched again in Might in partnership with the Nationwide Portrait Gallery. The group challenge goals to create a “distinctive and extremely private file” of British lives in the course of the coronavirus lockdown.
To place it collectively, the Duchess of Cambridge requested Britons of all ages to ship in pictures of their time throughout lockdown between Might and June.
Over 31,000 individuals responded by submitting their very own entries. Entrants various in age from four to 75 years previous.
In a press release, the Queen stated: “It was with nice pleasure that I had the chance to look by way of plenty of the portraits that made the ultimate 100 photographs for the Maintain Nonetheless images challenge.
“The Duchess of Cambridge and I had been impressed to see how the pictures have captured the resilience of the British individuals at such a difficult time, whether or not that’s by way of celebrating frontline employees, recognising group spirit or displaying the efforts of people supporting these in want.”
In the long run, 100 of the submissions had been chosen by a panel of judges to kind the ultimate exhibition.
It has simply been made freely accessible to view on the Nationwide Portrait Gallery’s web site.
The museum stated: “Featured right here on this particular digital exhibition, the ultimate 100 current a novel and extremely private file of this extraordinary interval in our historical past.
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Some submissions depicted humorous scenes, together with one in every of a Royal Mail employee in a flowery costume outfit throughout his spherical.
Others had been extra sombre, similar to one displaying a younger household trying exterior from behind a closed entrance door.
The photograph’s artist stated: “Throughout lockdown it was just about me and my son, as my associate labored days and days on finish. We stay in a communal flat block on the very prime ground.
“I’ve felt extra anxious than I ever have earlier than. My stress ranges rocketed. House education was tough, however our bond turned actually robust as we had been on this collectively.”
Some depicted the immense workload suffered by NHS workers throughout lockdown.
One reveals a nurse whose face had been reddened by the straps of full PPE tools following a shift. It included the caption: “That is what damaged seems to be like.”
Kate unhappy she had been “so overwhelmed” by the big response to the Maintain Nonetheless challenge by the general public.