Ms Akinpelumi, the Cambridges said, is a 2021 Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize entrant and focuses her art “on social inclusion, exploring contemporary social climates and bridging art, education & social theory to inspire new ways of thinking”.
‘Untitled by Kymara Akinpelumi’
Ms Catt’s work has been featured in the National Portrait Gallery’s 2021 Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize exhibition. Besides photography, she is an educator based between Bristol, London and Brighton.
‘Hair Dye by Sadie Catt’
Ms Salmon had graduated from the Royal Photography Society’s new RPS Pathways programme, which William and Kate said “provides a platform to support those leaving university with a photography degree”.
‘Labyrinth by Isabel Salmon’
‘Moleskin by Rueben Kidd’
Kate and William’s commitment to supporting the world of arts and culture is no secret.
Their ties to the National Portrait Gallery became evident earlier this year when the duchess turned 40.
To mark her milestone birthday, Kensington Palace released a series of new portraits of the mother-of-three which will eventually be added to the permanent collection at the exclusive London gallery.
Prince William and Kate have shared, once again, their love for photography
The impressive shots were taken at Kew Gardens in November 2021 by photographer Paolo Roversi.
Besides being patron of the gallery, Kate has also shown her love for photography in a collaboration with Hold Still, a project that documented the coronavirus pandemic and has since become a book.
“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.
“Photographs reflecting resilience, bravery, kindness – all those things that people are experiencing.”
Source: EXPRESS CO UK