Catherine (Kate) Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge, has created a series of images to mark the 75th anniversary of the end of the Holocaust.
The Holocaust — an event from which humanity is some way off of recovering from, if indeed it's at all possible — sits in a difficult period of history; not only for the atrocities seen but its mixture of recency and distance. For those in schools today, it must seem so far back it's difficult to relate to. But many of us had parents, grandparents, and other family members who were directly affected by the Holocaust and to whom it is important to remember the events.
Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge, is a keen member of The Royal Photographic Society and keen photographer. This week she published a series for the anniversary of the end of the Holocaust in which she photographed survivors.
To stay within Fstoppers' wheelhouse, I'll discuss the images which I think are beautiful. They have a classic, painterly portrait feel achieved with what looks to be one large softbox, mimicking a bay window typically used to light paintings of subjects throughout the ages. The simple, reserved style is fitting and the images are sweet and reflective. I'm not one to heap praise on "celebrity" photographers simply because their fame predates their relationship with a camera, but there's very little to not enjoy about this artistic memorial.