Recording loss: the use of photography as a method for documenting death and dying

15 May 2014 14:00 - 15:30

Representations of dying are often invisible. Death is something that happens elsewhere.  Perhaps this is what lends photographic portraits of death and dying in contemporary societies such visceral power, such affective intensity.

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In this event, Daryl Martin will offer an analysis of different accounts of death and dying by contemporary photographers, and Colin Gray will reflect on the death of his mother and father, as represented in ‘In Sickness and In Health’ and his new series of photographs ‘Do Us Part’ (working title).There will be time for Q&A after these talks as well as the opportunity for informal conversation over tea and cake (3.30-4:00pm)


Colin Gray is a commercial and fine art photographer whose book, In Sickness and in Health was published by Steidi in 2011. Daryl Martin is a Lecturer in the Department of Sociology at the University of York.


Research Centre for the Social Sciences, University of York


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Price: FREE

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