Jerwood Foundation has supported a new exhibition, Selfless, documenting the lives of health and care staff at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic. The exhibition opened at The Jerwood Exhibition Space, Royal College of Physicians at The Spine in Liverpool on 19 May 2022.
Photographer Jessica van der Weert spent days with healthcare workers in Northumbria and Brent – from consultant physicians to nurses, porters and volunteers – to create a stark and compelling landscape of the UK during the most terrifying health crisis of our time.
With financial support from the Jerwood Foundation and working in partnership with the Royal College of Physicians, Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust and ATMedics (Brent), the powerful portraits capture the stories of those who put themselves in the direct path of the virus, often with very little protection, by caring for patients as the country went into lockdown.
The exhibition opened n to the public from 19 May to 19 June in Liverpool, after which it will move to the Royal College of Physicians at Regent’s Park in London from 1 July – 1 August 2022.