Rankin and Anthony Nolan team up to capture the power of a silent thank you

World-renowned photographer Rankin has teamed up with blood cancer charity Anthony Nolan to capture the power of silent thank you in a beautiful film.

On average, people in the UK say ‘thank you’ 59 times a day, whether that’s walking through a door someone’s opened for you, accepting change over a shop counter or a cuppa from someone doing a tea run.

But what about the times when ‘thank you’ is just so hard to say?

This is often the case for people with blood cancer who have had a stem cell transplant – the words ‘thank you’ never seem enough when speaking to someone who has saved your life.

To mark Blood Cancer Awareness Month, Anthony Nolan worked with world-renowned portrait photographer Rankin to capture the power – and the limitations – of saying thank you.

His photos capture the struggle of six people trying to find the words to say ‘thank you’ to the lifesaving stem cell donors who transformed their lives.

 

Silent Thank You portraits by Rankin
Anie
Silent Thank You portraits by Rankin
Holly
Silent Thank You portraits by Rankin
Joanna
Silent Thank You portraits by Rankin
Kathryn
Silent Thank You portraits by Rankin
Naa Yeye
Silent Thank You portraits by Rankin
Sam

You can find out more about the life-saving work the Anthony Nolan charity does here.

Written by Kelly McFarland

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