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Enter’s PPE Production to Feature in ‘Hold Still’ Exhibition


When photojournalist Heathcliff O’Malley came to photograph Fashion-Enter Factory staff making PPE for The Daily Telegraph little did we know that one of his images would be selected for an exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery (NPG)!

The Duchess of Cambridge, Patron of the National Portrait Gallery, is working with the NPG on a unique exhibition documenting the reality of the coronavirus crisis and living in lockdown. The exhibition entitled Hold Still is currently accepting submissions that captures the spirit, mood, hopes, fears and feelings of the nation as we continue to deal with the Coronavirus outbreak.

Heathcliff’s image of Kristyna top left featured in The Daily Telegraph about the Hold Still exhibition.

Heathcliff’s photograph of Kristyna, supervisor at Fashion-Enter, carrying freshly made scrubs caught the eye of the Duchess and will hopefully make the final one hundred images that will be shown in the virtual ‘Hold Still’ exhibition later in the year.

Hold Still aims to capture a snapshot of the people of the UK at this time, creating a collective portrait of our nation which will reflect resilience and bravery, humour and sadness, creativity and kindness, human tragedy and hope as we hold still for the good of others, and celebrate those who have continued so we can stay safe.

The Duchess and the National Portrait Gallery invite you to submit your own photographic portrait, taken during these extraordinary times, which responds to one of the following themes:

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.

This project is being supported by international law firm
Taylor Wessing, long-time sponsor of the National Portrait Gallery.


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