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Take a moment for Mind

Over 250 celebrities photographed by Ray Burmiston, including Britains Got Talent, Doctor Who and Strictly Come Dancing stars, are part of the virtual exhibition, raising both awareness and vital funds for Mind.

Take A Moment 4 Mind - A virtual exhibition -by Ray Burmiston

Promo video for Take A Moment Exhibition -Oct 2020

The collection has been curated from a decade of outtakes and never before seen photographs from Ray's studio, where he asks his subjects to close their eyes for a few seconds, to refresh their connection with the camera, capturing powerful moments of self-reflection.

Over 250 well known personalities have endorsed the use of their pictures, including Mind's President Stephen Fry, Ambassadors Fearne Cotton and Frankie Bridge as well as a host of other famous faces including Kylie Minogue, Idris Elba, Dermott O'Leary and Holly Willoughby.

Members of the public are also encouraged to become "part of the art" by donating £3 and uploading their own image, with their eyes closed, to the website; and, for those wanting to keep a piece of the exhibition at home, there is also the option to purchase portraits from the exhibition.


Ray Burmiston, photographer and curator of Take a Moment, said:


"The exhibition has been created from decades of outtakes from the studio and hundreds of moments where I asked my subjects to close their eyes for a few seconds, to refresh their connection with the camera.


"I found that these images had an atmosphere quite different from the purpose of the shoot, capturing powerful images of self-reflection, and now, people at home can become part of the exhibition. The organically evolving artform literally draws people in and I hope this will raise much needed funds for Mind."


The celebrity photos will be displayed on the Take a Moment website alongside those uploaded by the public to create an evolving virtual exhibition and will remain open to the public until December.

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