You were here – A view of grief – Simon Bray

Where do you turn amidst your grief? 

To high places, for perspective, to look down upon the world,

To trees, who breathe life, eloquently displaying the seasons passing,

To valleys and rivers, a constant.

I walk, stand in silence and memories seep back, the muddle allowed to slowly undo itself. 

Space to remember, to feel, to search for something that might cement the past, or reveal the path.

I am a Manchester-based artist and creative producer who explores place, identity and loss. My work has been shown at Manchester International Festival, The Whitworth, Southbank Centre, MuseumSheffield and Brighton Photo Biennial. My project Loved & Lost, invites participants to re-stage a family photograph and record an interview to explore their experience of loss and has reached over seven million people through a book, podcast, exhibitions and coverage from The Guardian, BBC TV & Radio. 

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