About the Book
Shot in cemeteries around Lancashire,Beloved explores the symbolic landscape of death through the documentation of headstones, statues and makeshift shrines and grave tokens left by grieving relatives. This poignant series of photographs offers a record of contemporary rituals around death in an increasingly secular culture, and the ways in which we commemorate the loss of friends,family members and lovers with sculpture,flowers,toys,decorations,letters and religious imagery. Photographs by Darren Andrews. Words by Bruce Bennett.