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To help raise money for homeless charity Crisis, Prince William has participated in a photography project alongside Jeff Hubbard, who was helped by the charity’s educational programme. The resulting diptych, shown above, will appear as part of the forthcoming exhibition A Positive View at Somerset House in March.
The project saw Prince William and Hubbard photograph each other, under the creative guidance of Rankin. The diptych marks the first time that a Royal portrait has been shot by a member of the public, and is also the first public display of a photo by the Prince. It will be auctioned at the end of the exhibition’s run in aid of Crisis.
Jeff Hubbard was helped by Crisis after becoming homeless in 2007. He took part in a number of Crisis’ education programmes, including workshops in art and photography, at the charity’s East London centre. “Creating the diptych with Prince William was a little nerveracking at first but I soon relaxed,” he says. “After all, how often do you get the chance to photograph a prince? Working with Rankin in the run-up to the shoot really helped me develop my skills and confidence as a photographer, which was a real privilege. The end result is unique. Auctioning the image will raise vital funds for Crisis – and I know from personal experience just how important the work they do is.”