As part of this year’s #IRemember campaign, Hospice UK is excited to announce that Dying Matters is partnering with world-renowned photographer, Rankin, to produce a series of real-life portraits capturing loss and grief.
The Dying Matters campaign works to shift public attitudes around death, dying and grief. With a huge amount of stigma still surrounding this topic, the campaign aims to foster a culture in which people are more open about their experiences and better able to support each other through death and grief.
Featuring eight unique portraits of people who have died alongside the loved ones who remember them, the series will explore the different ways people experience grief.
Together, Dying Matters and Rankin are calling for people to submit their stories, and a photo of the loved one they have lost, for a chance to be photographed by Rankin as part of this year’s #IRemember campaign, 7-13 November.
#IRemember is a chance for people to bring the memories of their loved ones to life. The images will make up a beautiful exhibition through which people can share what they have learned in loss and grief.
Promoting equality sits at the heart of the Dying Matters campaign. We know that some communities are most likely to miss out on having their stories heard – including LGBT+ communities, ethnic minorities and those from tougher socioeconomic backgrounds.
Death, dying and grief are universal experiences, but completely unique to the person. With Rankin’s support and creative direction, the series will capture people’s rich and diverse experience of grief.