'Behind the Glass' (P. Fogg)

Hold Still: A Portrait of Our Nation in 2020 © Lyndsey Adams

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'Behind the Glass' (P. Fogg)

by Lyndsey Adams
digital image file, 2020
Given by Lynda Sneddon, 2021
Photographs Collection
NPG x201425

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  • P. Fogg, Centenarian. Sitter in 1 portrait.

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Artist's statement: Mrs Fogg stood weekly, behind the glass, and united with the village to clap for our heroic NHS and key workers as they battled the pandemic. A steadfast and prominent member of the village, Mrs Fogg is a lady who devoted her life to caring for others. She continued to show pride for her previous work and colleagues every Thursday during lockdown. Her own beauty and resilience shone through during her 100th birthday year. As part of the celebrations, a memory book was presented to her by her family to capture her wonderful life. During the commemorations of VE Day, we quietened our hearts and stood in silence for Mrs Fogg and all others who served to give us the life we know and love today. As Mrs Fogg was at her window, I asked if she would share her memory book photographs with me. She happily obliged, and there we stood, at either side of the glass, viewing her life in pictures. Before I returned to the confines of my house, I asked to capture this special moment with my tremendously inspirational neighbour.

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