Covid Thoughts created and Photographed by Gemma Levine
This book is a thought-provoking exploration of the challenges, lessons learnt, and personal experiences of the global pandemic communicated through the eyes of some of the influential public figures in society.
It features contributions from 30 personalities and politicians including the UK’s Home Secretary Priti Patel, Bryan Robson, Prue Leith, Sir David Suchet, Joanna Lumley, William Boyd, Dame Maureen Lipman, and Terry Waite.
As well as raising funds for Lymphoedema research, Covid Thoughts is a compelling collection of the real accounts of people from across a diverse range of backgrounds offering a humbling and insightful glimpse into their Covid journeys.
Foreword by PROFESSOR PETER MORTIMER MD FRCP
Preface by DAME JUDI DENCH CH DBE FRSA
Introduction by GEMMA LEVINE FRSA
Afterword by PROFESSOR JAMES A. LEVINE MD PhD
Gemma Levine is a well-known photographer and has published 20 books of photographs, she began her career back in 1975 and she is especially known for her stunning black & white photographs and since the 1980’s the list of names that she has photographed from British society are Politicians, sportsmen and women, many from stage and screen, writers, six Prime Ministers and royalty.
As the pandemic struck here in the UK Gemma Levine asked 40 people to pen their ‘Covid Thoughts’ and to go alongside this Gemma photographed each. And the photographs are amazing and so natural. Each contributor gives thought provoking and personal experiences of the pandemic as it took hold in each of our lives. For everyone, The Covid-19 pandemic has been a journey where all of us have experienced loss and grief and a journey through the course of the past 12 months.
Reading the words of famous names and those working on the front line and in care homes and from all walks of life their own words strike a chord as they describe their own personal journey.
Many famous people have supported this project by Gemma Levine in support of Lymphoedema research at St George’s Hospital in London. Names such as: Dame Judi Dench, Baroness Joan Bakewell, William Boyd, Simon Callow, Dame Joan Collins, Sir Karl Jenkins, Prue Leith, Joanna Lumley, Priti Patel, Dame Esther Ranzen, Dr Miriam Stoppard, Sir David Suchet, Terry Waite, The Lord Mayor, plus those who work on the front line: A Covid ITU nurse, also there are contributors from the Arts, Care Homes, Hospitality, Medicine, Music, Media, Politics, Sports, School and University students. etc.
*Lymphoedema is a long term-cronic condition that causes the swelling of the body’s tissues. It can affect any part of the body but usually develops in the arms and legs. If not identified and treated early it can get worse.
World Lymphoedema Day on Saturday 6 March 2021.
Copies of Covid Thoughts by Gemma Levine can be purchased Here
More details of the St George’s Hospital Charity can be found here: St George’s Hospital Charity
Price per copy: £15.00
My thanks to Grace Pilkington for the review copy of Covid Thoughts by Gemma Levine.
Covid Thoughts by Gemma Levine was published on 6th March 2021 and is available to order through via: Covid Thoughts Proceeds from sales will go to Lymphoedema Research Charity, at St George’s Hospital.