The Barbican presents Another Kind of Life: Photography on the Margins

THE Barbican presents Another Kind of Life: Photography on the Margins, a collection of powerful images from the 20th and 21st century which examine the dialogue between art and society, addressing themes of gender, sexuality, addiction, youth culture and minorities.

3. Katy Grannan, Anonymous, SannFrancisco, 2009, from Boulevard, Fraenkel GalleryKaty Grannan. Anonymous, San Francisco, 2009. From the series Boulevard
© Katy Grannan, courtesy of the artist and Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco

Another Kind of Life features the work of 20 remarkable photographers from the 1950’s to the current day, including work by Bruce Davidson, Paz Errázuriz, Casa Susanna, Larry Clark, Mary Ellen Mark, Boris Mikhailov, Daido Moriyama and Dayanita Singh. Bringing together over 300 works, the exhibition includes vintage and contemporary prints, archival material, specialist magazines, rare film and photo books, from leading photographers who developed these bodies of works spanning over months, years or even decades.

7. Philippe Chancel, Untitled 1982, from Rebel's Paris, Melanie Rio Fluency FrancePhilippe Chancel. Untitled, 1982, From the series Rebel’s Paris 1982.
Courtesy of Melanie Rio Fluency, France

Part of the Barbican’s 2018 programme The Art of Change, which addresses how artists respond to the revolution in the social and political state, the exhibition poses questions about the role artists play in portraying a visual representation of subcultures during a time of significant global uncertainty.

9. Igor Palmin, Untitled XVI, Stavropol Krai, USSR, 1977, From the series The Enchanted WandererIgor Palmin. Untitled XVI, Stavropol Krai, USSR, 1977
From the series The Enchanted Wanderer, 1977. Courtesy of the artist © Igor Palmin

by Faye Leung

Another Kind of Life will be opening at Barbican Centre and will run from February 28 – May 28 2018
Barbican Centre, Silk Street, London, EC2Y 8DS

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