Exposure Gallery
Friday, November 16, 2018
Wednesday, November 28, 2018
22–23 Little Portland St Fitzrovia London W1W 8BU
Daniel Regan

I Want to Live is a project run by photographer Daniel Regan and suicide respite centre Maytree. Maytree is a unique charity providing befriending support for people experiencing suicidal thoughts and feelings in a non-clinical and unique house based in Finsbury Park, north London. The project is spearheaded by Daniel Regan, a suicide survivor and photographer specialising in health, wellbeing and complex emotional experiences.

The project comprises a number of interviews and photographic portraits of Maytree’s extensive 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 area series of photographs taken at the house highlighting the liminal space where significant changeoften takes place and the traces that Maytree’s many guests have left behind.