Alec Soth’s work to be included in Barbican exhibition ‘Another Kind of Life – Photography on the Margins’
The upcoming exhibition at the Barbican Art Gallery, London, Another Kind of Life: Photography on the Margins, looks at the continuing fascination of artists with those on the margins of society through the photographic medium. Some of the most powerful images of the 20th and 21st century are the result of a determined and often prolonged engagement with communities seemingly at odds with, or on the fringes of, the mainstream. Another Kind of Life explores photography’s relationship with this compelling subject through the work of 20 exceptional image-makers.
Works from Alec Soth’s series Broken Manual (2006–10) will be included in the exhibition. In the series he documents men living off the grid. His atmospheric images, both colour and black and white, are of monks, survivalists, hermits and runaways who all have in common the need to disappear in America.
The exhibition will run from 28 February – 27 May 2018.