Let’s Talk is a campaign backed by charity partner Mental Health UK and exhibition partner British Land designed to inspire people to open up and have honest conversations about their mental health. Landing at Broadgate from Monday 22 to Friday 27 October, it’s a thought-provoking and inspiring exhibition.
(Plus, don't miss our very special free Let's Talk Q&A at 12.30pm on Thursday 25 October at Broadgate. Click here to find out more and reserve your spot.)
As part of the campaign, photographer Charlie Clift and lettering artist Kate Forrester worked with people from all walks of life as well as well-known names including Alastair Campbell, Sue Perkins, Anna Richardson, Bryony Gordon and Jordan Stephens to create portraits that literally puts mental health difficulties into words.
“I wanted to find a way within visual images of not hiding people’s thoughts,” says Clift. Clift interviewed each participant and Forrester, transferred their most salient words on to the human canvases for Clift to take their portraits. “Painting on someone’s face is a very intimate act,” says Forrester. “Made more so by the sensitive content. But the creation of these images was a surprisingly joyful experience.”
Come down to see this amazing exhibition and share your thoughts and experiences via Twitter, Facebook and Instagram using #letstalk to widen the discussion around mental health.
Follow Instagram @lets_talk_uk and Twitter @lets_talk_uk.
The exhibition is also available to view on www.letstalkcampaign.com.
If you are affected by any of the issues in the exhibition or need help, call the Samaritans on 116123.