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What to Do Today: See Another Kind of Life

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Stuck on what to do today? Let us help you. This Monday 5 March, we recommend that you head to the Barbican to to see ‘Another Kind of Life’ (especially if Monday makes you sick of your life)….

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Another Kind of Life at The Barbican

Walter Pfeiffer, Untitled, (from Carlo Joh), 1973.

Walter Pfeiffer, Untitled, (from Carlo Joh), 1973.

Countercultures, subcultures and minorities are brought into focus and into the foreground of this exhibition that displays photography from 20 artists whose work spans from the 1950s to today.

Another Kind of Life immerses the viewer in the outskirts of societies, rather than their bustling centres. American, Indian, Chilean and Nigerian individuals and communities gain an element of significance that they and their lifestyles have been denied. The photographers in the exhibit often set out to take these photos for personal and political reasons and set themselves the task of supplying an original reflection of global disenfranchisement among communities lacking in general advocacy. The show includes the Casa Susanna Collection, Paz Errazuriz, Pieter Hugo, Mary Ellen Mark and Dayanita Singh – artists who at times, conspired to represent the artist’s own identity and spent months and decades with their subjects.

Paz Errázuriz. From the series La Manzana de Adán (Adam’s Apple), 1983

Paz Errázuriz. From the series La Manzana de Adán (Adam’s Apple), 1983

Street photography, portraiture, vernacular albums and documentary reportage depicts sexual experimenters, romantic rebels, outlaws, survivalists, the economically dispossessed and defiers of social norm. These outsiders find a home in this tour de force of agents of change.

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