Bedford photographer captures the town's NHS workers as part of special project

She is one of only 100 to be featured in exhibition
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A Bedford-based photographer has been selected as one of only 100 in the country to be featured in a special exhibition.

The project - called 2020 Vision - aims to celebrate and pay tribute to NHS workers in a Behind the Mask exhibition in London.

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The Arts Council-funded project will feature portraits of more than 600 healthcare workers in an exhibition - and will be compiled into a book to commemorate their hard work during the crisis.

Care assistant Bethany Bean (Picture by Tara Gillen)Care assistant Bethany Bean (Picture by Tara Gillen)
Care assistant Bethany Bean (Picture by Tara Gillen)

Tara Gillen was chosen to represent the area, and her photographs of Bethany Bean, a care assistant and Catlin Evans, a midwife were selected for the exhibition.

Tara, who runs, said: "I felt proud to be able to celebrate the resilience and hard work that our healthcare workers in Bedford have shown. This project aims to show who the people behind the masks are and given them the recognition they deserve.

"The portraits were taken outdoors and in accordance with social distancing guidelines."

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The Lottery-funded collaboration was initiated by Sophie Sheinwald, a photographer and creator of visual story book Generation Share, one of Forbes' top isolation reads and Annie Murray, who is the founder of Horizon, a charitable organisation dedicated to providing film and media workshops for people in recovery from addiction.

To learn about the 2020 Vision Project, visit here

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