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Portraits of the Selfless

In the summer of 2020, I had the privilege to meet sixteen NHS staff and key workers during the Coronavirus pandemic. When the pandemic began in March 2020, the majority of us went into lockdown. We lived amongst fear, uncertainty and worry for our family, our friends and our health. Life as we knew it changed very quickly and we all had to adapt. However, for some life didn’t change a great deal and they continued to deliver day after day, pushing their own fears aside. They kept society ticking over when we needed it most and I couldn’t stop thinking about those people in the thick of it. The doctors, nurses, health care workers, teachers, bus drivers, cleaners, delivery drivers and shopkeepers - the list goes on. It felt as though they were often referred to on the news but were being talked about as statistic's or ‘heroes’, and not being properly acknowledged at all. This exhibition is a tribute to all NHS staff and key workers for their sacrifice during the pandemic. These are their real experiences in their own words, most of which are both fascinating and harrowing. It's been the most inspiring and joyful experience to meet these incredible humans and an honour to be trusted to share their stories.

Despite what each person was going through - they all smiled, laughed and told me that they wouldn’t want to be doing anything else.


This project was exhibited in July 2021 at Copperdollar Studios in Brighton, to see images of the exhibition go to the exhibitions tab.







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