Featured Image: Walter Pfeiffer
As part of the London Barbican’s Art of Change season this year, the exhibition titled ‘Another Kind of Life: Photography on the Margins’ showcases the unheard narratives of those cast out to the fringes of society. Showing between the 28 February – 27 May 2018, in the heart of England’s capital, the exhibition propels the silenced into a space of celebration.
In partner ship with Another Magazine, Another Kind of Life is ‘touching on themes of countercultures, subcultures and minorities of all kinds, the show features the work of 20 photographers from the 1950s to the present day’. Moreover, the exhibition celebrates a plethora of images ‘from street photography to portraiture, vernacular albums to documentary reportage’ and numerous talented image-makers including Casa Susanna Collection, Paz Errazuriz, Pieter Hugo, Mary Ellen Markand Dayanita Singh.
With empathy, artists are using their images to contest the dominant narratives of society which ignorantly perpetuate a person’s place as an ‘other’. Defiantly, Another Kind of Life unites those on the outside to show that to be cast out is a practice which is in need of being pushed to the side to allow equality of all individual identities.