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Rankin – IRemember Exhibition

Freddie Chandler
Freddie Chandler
From October 9th to 20th, St Wilfrid’s Hospice hosted photographer Rankin’s IRemember Exhibition, a collaborative series with HospiceUK, which consisted of 8 portraits displaying photos of people who have died and their loved ones who remember them.

Rankin is a British photographer, publisher, and film director. He is best known for work that is on the cultural cusp and leading future trends. He has shot The Rolling Stones, David Bowie, Kate Moss, Kendall Jenner and The Queen to name only a few.

Working alongside HospiceUK, they put together the IRemember series, capturing the unique and universal experience of grief in a creative and beautiful way.

Everyone experiences grief differently and at St Wilfrid’s Hospice, we work hard to provide bereaved loved ones with the care and support that they need. The exhibition captured the experience of grief and shares stories, hoping to remove the stigma around the topic of death and help people to feel more open about sharing their experiences and support one another through grief.

The 8 portraits were put up respectfully around the Hospice for visitors to view and read the different stories that were shared. Each portrait displayed a person who has died and their loved ones who remember them alongside a caption card sharing their story.

The stories were very moving and impactful, sharing how the loved ones experienced grief and the memories they have of that person.

See the IRemember portraits and stories online here:

Lois Howell, Chief Executive Officer at St Wilfrid’s said

“We’re honoured to be able to share Rankin’s work with our patients, their friends & families, and our supporters. Part of our aim at St Wilfrid’s is to encourage and support thought, reflection, and discussion about death and dying, and these beautiful photographs help to do just that.  The images captured and the stories told with them are lovely examples of how loss and grief can be balanced with warmth, remembrance, and celebration”.

If you have lost a loved one and would like to do something to remember them then find ways to do so here:


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