Portraits celebrate NHS
A powerful portrait of a Bristol pharmacist who’s served on the NHS front line throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, has been captured by acclaimed photographer Rankin, as part of a collection to celebrate the 72nd anniversary of the NHS.
Ade Williams, a Superintendent Pharmacist from Bedminster who also works in a team with his wife Jess at Kellaway Pharmacy, was selected to be photographed for the collection, which will be showcased at local bus stops, roadside billboards as well as iconic pedestrian areas including the Piccadilly Lights in central London.
In a mark of respect and thanks to the NHS, the renowned photographer, who has previously shot the Rolling Stones, Kate Moss and the Queen, offered to take portraits of 12 people across the country playing a vital role in the NHS response to COVID-19.
British photographer and director Rankin, said: “As the coronavirus pandemic began to unfold, I was moved by the incredible efforts of people across the NHS and I wanted to document who they are and their role in fighting this disease.”
Ade Williams said: “The shoot was really fun and what I liked the most is that you could tell it meant a lot to Rankin, that he really wanted to use his lens to tell our stories through the pictures.”