Body & Soul: Life In My ShoesPhotograph: Suki Dhanda/Body & Soul
Ashley Walters Photograph: Rankin/Body & Soul
Kate Moss Photograph: Rankin/Body & Soul
Body & Soul : Life in my Shoes
Through to – 7th July Riverside Walkway Southbank
Pioneering charity Body & Soul has enlisted the support of photographers Rankin and Suki Dhanda for a unique new open air exhibition on the South Bank. The exhibition supported by Schuh marks the next phase of Body & Soul’s award-winning Life in My Shoes campaign and will showcase exclusive, interactive artwork starring thought provoking images of young people living with and affected by HIV, alongside striking images of Kate Moss, Denise Lewis OBE and Christine Ohuruogu MBE.
The Life in My Shoes exhibition challenges the public to connect with the young people in the portraits by stepping into their shoes and understanding and imagining what life is like when you feel that you are hated and ostracised just because you are different.
The exhibition forms part of the ongoing Life in My Shoes campaign which is rooted in its desire to engage and inspire young people to build empathy and increased understanding of themselves and others, by connecting and sharing experiences of what life is like in their shoes.
Over 100 iconic prints of world-renowned music artists taken by globally celebrated photographers including Rankin, Tony McGee and Jill Furmanovsky are on sale. Available for £95 each, the sale represents a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to own a piece of music history, with many of the prints usually unavailable to buy. 100% of proceeds go to Stagehand – the only UK charity specifically dedicated to providing hardship funding for live music crews who have fallen on tough times.
Rankin has teamed up with Royal London to encourage a conversation around death with a free digital exhibition, Lost for Words,
Rankin has created powerful and personal portraits of doctors, nurses and other NHS staff who responded to the COVID-19 to celebrate the NHS anniversary.
“When I first met my wife Tuuli, she literally took my breath away. But when I look at relationships in this new digital world, everything feels so solitary and at arm’s-length or, even worse, based on algorithms. I wanted to explore the ideas of romance and love in a positive and upbeat way. Where interaction and feelings are as important as swiping right or likes.”