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Alive: Rankin Faces Death

We all know death is life's only certainty, but as a rule we'd rather pretend it isn't going to happen.

One of Britain's most successful photographers, Rankin has been tackling the subject head on for his latest exhibition: Alive: In the Face of Death at Liverpool's Walker Gallery. The Culture Show has had unique behind-the-scenes access as he focuses his lens on people who are living with a terminal illness, or have been forced to confront their mortality through personal or professional experience.

By asking the questions we'd all rather avoid, this documentary captures the stories behind Rankin's powerful images, and reveals an intimate and thoughtful side to one of Britain's top photographers.

1 hour

Last on

Sat 13 Jul 2013 22:10

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