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Another Kind of Life : Photography on the Margins

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'A powerful collection of photographic work concerned with communities outside society's mainstream' - The Irish Times

A fascinating collection of photographs of countercultures and subcultures across the world - the companion book to a show at the Barbican

This handsome coffee table book features photographs of communities of sexual experimenters, romantic rebels, outlaws, survivalists, the economically dispossessed and those who openly flout social convention by critically acclaimed photographers including Bruce Davidson, Paz Errazuriz, Jim Goldberg, Danny Lyon, Mary Ellen Mark, Boris Mikhailov, Daido Moriyama, and Dayanita Singh.

The photographs cast a compassionate, unflinching eye on the worlds inhabited by transsexuals, hookers, hustlers, bikers, junkies, circus performers, gang members, survivalists, petty criminals, and others who live in the shadows, on the streets, and out of the public eye. Grouped by photographer and ranging in genre from portraiture to photojournalism, these images were selected for their authentic and humane perspective, as well as for their artistic brilliance.

An important testament to photography's power to both expose injustice and provide affirmation for those outside the norm, this collection bears witness to the ways social attitudes change across time and space, and how visual representation can promote understanding and dialogue.

Details
  • Author: Alona Pardo, Curator at the Barbican Art Gallery 
  • Hardcover: 288 pages | 250 illustrations
  • Date published: March 2018
  • Language: English
  • Delivery: Allow 1-2 weeks
  • ISBN: 978-3791384276
  • Product Dimensions: 28.2 x 24.0 cm

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