I Want to Live
An exhibition by photographer Daniel Regan and suicide respite centre Maytree
The exhibition comprises a number of interviews and photographic portraits of Maytree’s volunteer workforce, investigating what brings people to volunteer with those in suicidal crisis, volunteers’ own mental health experiences and the impact of suicide.
Alongside these images are a series of photographs taken at the house, highlighting the liminal space where significant change often takes place and the traces that Maytree’s many guests have left behind.
The original grant from the National Lottery Community Fund formed a 4 month exhibition at the Free Space Project (London), during which Daniel ran a number of arts workshops focusing on suicide and bereavement for patients and staff.
A book is available of the full I Want to Live project which includes more interviews, images and an introduction by Anna McNay.
Daniel Regan shoots commissions, delivers arts workshops, works as a consultant and teaches photography. He is Artistic Director of the arts and wellbeing charity, Free Space Project and runs Arts & Health Hub, a place for artists to connect, learn & share resources about arts and health.