ANOTHER KIND OF LIFE – EXHIBITION REVIEW

Photography on the Margins. . .

THE BARBICAN CENTRE PRESENTS AN OUT OF THIS WORLD EXHIBITION

A translucent thought into what the world could be and what could seem to be, forms from  this mind-blowing exhibition of photography. Experiences like this barely exist, depending on what type of person you are and how you perceive your life. Being the thoughtful thinker that I myself am, and exposing myself to this exhibition brought harmony to my soul.

As an artist, creator and a writer, to know that there were these photographers that were alive and some still are. You witness this overwhelming feeling of emotion when you walk around the gallery, it is incredibly heart-warming. Gazing upon the 20 photographers with such diversities, the exhibit opens your mind focusing it to witness and read.

I am refusing to speak details of the work, names of pieces, from this exhibition. As for me it will ruin the full experience that you could get, try not to look-up their work before you go (if you do not know them).

 

Work from the likes of Diane Arbus, Casa Susanna, Danny Lyon, Pieter Hugo, Mary Ellen Mark, Dayanita Singh and the most emotional exhibit personally was Jim Goldberg’s. These are only the names in which stood out for myself the most, the rest were still just as incredibly fascinating.

Jim in solar eclipse, Tahoe, 2012

There is a care about this world and this photography proves it, this is a lens, a proof that these people exist. They are being watched, they are being seen, they are being drawn apart. It is so important and it display those. The coverage of visual and audio forms of countercultures, subcultures and minorities of all kinds is impeccable.

Complex production of shadowing glimmers into each room you walk into, a snippet of biography of the artist and their work, a taster of each feeling. Phenomenal projections of work, so beautifully put together.

It is eye opening! I recommend anyone who wants to know and see that life now, which back then, transfers so many relations to what still to this present day is around. Even if you are struggling now, you see people through the 1950’s to present day found peace and happiness in what was a traumatic era. Visioning effects of the fight they fought and the punches they took, is emotionally ground-breaking. Comparing past to present, how far we have come but still so far yet to go. This exhibition is beautifully needed.

NO PHOTOGRAPHY, FOOD OR DRINK IS PERMITTED IN THE GALLERY.

RUNNING FROM the 28th February – 27th May.

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This Exhibition is apart of the Barbican Centre’s 2018 “The Art Of Change”

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