Monthly Archives: August 2013

ALIVE: In the face of death

Fashion photographer Rankin departs from his usual subject matter in his new project ‘ALIVE: In the face of death‘.

Highlighting taboos surrounding death and dying, Rankin is photographing people with life limiting illnesses. The portraits make his subjects uniquely visible at a time when many experience profound loss of identity.

An exhibition of the portraits can be viewed at The Walker Gallery, Liverpool.

Research Associate: Advance Care Planning Intervention

The University of Lancaster is seeking to recruit a Research Associate to work on a multi-centre  advance care planning randomised control trial in six European countries. The post will be based in The International Observatory on End of Life Care within the Division of Health Research.

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‘Case stories’ on transnational dying

‘Case Stories’ is an interdisciplinary project on transnational dying. The project aims to better understand the pain of social exclusion, inequality and injustice at the end of life through stories.

Yasmin picThe Case Stories website contains a wealth of information on dying as a migrant, ranging from personal accounts of using palliative care services to artwork and poetry inspired by people’s stories.

The project is the brainchild of Sociologist Yasmin Gunaratnam and supported by a British Academy Fellowship.