Despite being an experience that every one of us will face, death is still among the last taboos to be broken – Royal London research shows that around 82% of the people in the UK feel that we should talk more openly about it. To help people and their loved ones prepare for death, we need to get comfortable discussing mortality and grief.
That’s why Royal London launched Lost for Words, a digital exhibition in collaboration with acclaimed portrait and fashion photographer, Rankin. Featuring a series of original photographic portraits with projected images of loved ones lost, Lost for Words brings together images of those who’ve died with the people left behind. The exhibition also includes an interview series and a short film discussing the importance of talking about death.
This film captures the stories of the Lost for Words project and shows why these household names, including Gloria Hunniford, Ashley Walters, Konnie Huq, Jeff Brazier and Divina De Campo, came together to share their different stories of loss, the preparations that took place and what they’ve learnt from the experience of dealing with the death of a loved one.