All kinds of things evoke memories of people who've died, and many of them come with an interesting anecdote. How do you capture the essence of a memory? Can it be done in 50 well-chosen words and a photograph?
The To Absent Friends Essence of a Memory competition ran as part of the Luminate Festival of Creative Ageing, from 1-16 October 2015. It challenged people take a photo and write up to 50 words which together evoke a story or memory of a dead loved one.
This gallery below shows the winning images, which were displayed at the launch of To Absent Friends at the Royal Concert Hall in Glasgow on 29th October. They will be displayed at Govan Health Centre as part of the To Absent Friendsfestival from 4th - 11th November 2015.