Another Kind of Life: Photography on the Margins

Barbican Art Gallery, Barbican Centre Silk Street, London

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Barbican Art Gallery, Barbican Centre, Silk Street
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Wed 28th Feb 2018 to
Sun 27th May 2018

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Where:Barbican Art Gallery, Barbican Centre Silk Street, London EC2Y 8DS
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Times:Mon - Sat: 10:00 - 20:00 Sun: 11:00 - 20:00

About the event

Touching on themes of gender and sexuality, drugs and addiction, youth culture and minorities of all kinds, the show features the work of 20 photographers from the 1950s to the present day.

Another Kind of Life follows the lives of individuals and communities operating on the fringes of society from America to India, Chile to Nigeria. The exhibition reflects a more diverse, complex view of the world, as captured and recorded by photographers. Driven by personal and political motivations, many of the photographers sought to provide an authentic representation of the disenfranchised communities with whom they spent months, years or even decades with, often conspiring with them to construct their own identity through the camera lens.

Featuring a cast of transsexuals, cross-dressers, prostitutes, hustlers, bikers, eccentrics, circus performers, street urchins, tearaways, gang members, back-street peddlers and survivalists, the works present the outsider as an agent of change. From street photography to portraiture, vernacular albums to documentary reportage, the show includes the Casa Susanna Collection, Paz Errazruiz, Pieter Hugo, Mary Ellen Mark and Dayanita Singh.

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