Photographs that captured lockdownBMJ 2020; 370 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.m3688 (Published 23 September 2020) Cite this as: BMJ 2020;370:m3688
In May the National Portrait Gallery launched Be Still to create a unique collective portrait of the UK during lockdown. The public was invited to submit photographs taken in a six week period that focused on three core themes: Helpers and Heroes, Your New Normal, and Acts of Kindness.
The gallery received more than 31 000 submissions, 100 of which now form an exhibition in the London gallery. These are three of The BMJ’s favourites (figs 1-3).