Dying Matters supports Rankin death exhibition

15 July 2013
An exhibition about death by world renowned photographer Rankin is being actively supported by Dying Matters.

The exhibition, Alive: In the Face of Death, which runs at Liverpool's The Walker Art Gallery until 15 September 2013, has been described by Rankin as "one of the most challenging projects I have ever been involved in". Alive: In The Face of Death documents the personal stories of people who have faced or are facing their own death. It features more than 70 images of people with terminal illnesses, as well as those who have recovered against the odds. Visitors to the exhibition are able to read inspirational accounts of those featured in the images. The exhibition, and an accompanying hour-long Culture Show special shown on Saturday 13 July, form a powerful meditation on mortality.

Those photographed for the exhibition include Dying Matters and National Council for Palliative Care champion Mandy Paine - pictured, right, with Rankin, and Jim Edwards, who, together with his wife, Jo, has been involved in several aspects of our work. 

As visitors exit the exhibition they are also greeted by a Dying Matters information board and a selection of our resources. 

Speaking about our involvement, Dying Matters communications director Joe Levenson said: "In the run up to the launch of Rankin’s exhibition, which opened during Dying Matters Awareness Week, we worked closely with the Walker Art Gallery in Liverpool, the team working on the BBC2 Culture Show programme and with Rankin’s team."

Free 'Alive: In the Face of Death' discussion event

Join Dying Matters, National Museums Liverpool and Mandy Paine MBE on 5 September for a live discussion event about Rankin's exhibition. Find out more.  

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