Hold Still: A Portrait of our Nation in 2020
Spearheaded by The Duchess of Cambridge, Patron of the National Portrait Gallery, Hold Still was an ambitious community project to create a unique collective portrait of the UK during lockdown. People of all ages were invited to submit a photographic portrait, taken in a six-week period during May and June 2020, focussed on three core themes – Helpers and Heroes, Your New Normal and Acts of Kindness. From these, a panel of judges selected 100 portraits, assessing the images on the emotions and experiences they conveyed.
Featured here in this publication, the final 100 images present a unique and highly personal record of this extraordinary period in our history of people of all ages from across the nation. From virtual birthday parties, handmade rainbows and community clapping to brave NHS staff, resilient keyworkers and people dealing with illness, isolation and loss. The images convey humour and grief, creativity and kindness, tragedy and hope – expressing and exploring both our shared and individual experiences. Presenting a true portrait of our nation in 2020, this publication includes a foreword by The Duchess of Cambridge, each image is accompanied by the story behind the picture told through the words of the entrants, and further works show the nationwide outdoor exhibition of Hold Still.
Format: 280 x 210mm
Extent: 168 pages
Illustrations: 120 approx.
Category: Portraits in Art, Photography, Portraiture and Popular Culture
EU orders: we are currently in the process of registering for IOSS, due to this customers ordering to the EU may have to pay import VAT (and customs duties, if payable) and a handling fee in the receiving country. These charges will depend on the destination country and the value of items ordered. Please do contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for any additional information and any questions in regards to this.
Further information on shipping rates, returns and damages can be found here
Royal Mail and our other regular global couriers have stopped asking for signatures when delivering parcels to customers. In cases where a parcel does not fit through a letterbox, the courier will leave the item at the door, and will step aside after knocking to ensure there is a safe distance while you retrieve your parcel.
In addition, some couriers are experiencing delays at this time. We would be grateful if you could have patience with us during this challenging time.
You can find more details on our COVID-19 Prevention Policy page.