In recent months we’ve seen many wonderful random acts of kindness towards NHS staff whether that’s been priority access at shops, free coffee from Pret, free pizza from Franco Manca or just the wonderful weekly clapping and appreciation from the general public … it’s all proved to be welcome support.
However, one of our favourite moments occurred recently when the internationally acclaimed, celebrity photograph Rankin, published a series of portrait images that he took featuring NHS staff.
To coincide with the NHS’s birthday, the British photographer known for shooting everyone from the Rolling Stones to The Queen captured 12 stunning portraits of NHS workers that have spent the last four months on the front line tackling Covid-19.
The 12 portraits represent the breadth of roles within the NHS and include an ICU consultant, a Covid-19 critical care nurse, a midwife, a psychiatrist, a hospital porter, a Covid-19 ward cleaner, a paramedic, a GP, a pharmacist, a district nurse, a 111 call centre worker and a Chief Information Officer.
Speaking about the project 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. Taking a portrait is a unique and intimate experience, even with social distancing in place. Everyone had their own inspiring story which to them was just doing their job. I hope these images portray the resilience and courage they show every day in the face of real adversity.”
It won’t be a surprise to hear that we at My Healthcare Recruit totally agree with his sentiment and we applaud the work that the amazing frontline worker haves done in recent months. We also reserve an extra round of applause for Rankin himself for taking the time to acknowledge the hard work that’s been done and his work in immortalizing these NHS workers in such an amazing way.