Living Legacies

A touring exhibition of large-format photographic portraits, commissioned by LinkAge.

Initial consultation with subjects and participants of the project unearthed personal and collective concerns surrounding a lack of legacy for the various groups of elders LinkAge support.

Traditional representation of legacy in European art leads us to grand portrait paintings and statues in public places, victories, remembrance, stature and even perhaps decadence. The social landscape is now quite different. These new portraits offer a counter-point to this type of legacy in art by offering the subjects an honorary gift of legacy through an individual photographic portrait. Shows at M Shed Museum, Bristol City Hall and the Malcolm X Centre followed.