Clive died peacefully in his sleep in the early hours of Tuesday morning, with Wendy holding his hand. Although he died tragically young, Clive has lived an amazingly rich and fulfilled life. Wendy and the family would like to thank everyone for the support and love they have received over the last 9 months.
The Tactile Image exhibition has been a great success. For the first time in the UK, blind and partially-sighted people have been able to visit and enjoy an exhibition of photography alongside people with vision. At the opening party night a couple of weeks ago, seeing a couple of guide dogs sitting patiently while their owners ran their fingers over the tactile representations of the photos and the Braille explanations supplied by the RNIB, the shared feeling among us was that this was ‘so very Clive’.
Ill as he was, it is clear that he was aware of, and touched by, the exhibition, what a success it was and of all the work that had gone into it by family, friends, colleagues along with people he’d never met before. The Tactile Image will undoubtedly go further, being exhibited elsewhere but, more than that, it has, perhaps, changed for the better the way we think of, look at and feel about photography.
Casey Orr has written a beautiful and touching blog about Clive as friend, colleague and photographer.
If you feel you would like to, Wendy and family are asking that you don’t send flowers but rather make a donation to the Weston Park Hospital Cancer Charity in Clive’s and Wendy’s names.
Clive’s funeral will take place at North Chapel Grenoside Crematorium, 5 Skew Hill Lane, Grenoside, Sheffield, S35 8RZ, on Thursday 9th October. The service will begin at 11.45 a.m. Please join us after the funeral at the Florentine Hotel Tapton Park Road, Sheffield, S10 3FG.
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|Clive's brother, Paul, with Alan and his guide dog. photo © Andy Brown|