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BSL Tour of Another Kind of Life

Photography on the Margins

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A tour of the exhibition in British Sign Language suitable for Deaf and hard of hearing visitors.

The tour is led by John Wilson who will highlight key artworks on display in the exhibition using BSL. The tour will be voiceover interpreted by Richard Law.

Another Kind of Life follows the lives of individuals and communities operating on the fringes of society from America to India, Chile to Nigeria. The exhibition reflects a more diverse, complex view of the world, as captured and recorded by photographers. Driven by personal and political motivations, many of the photographers sought to provide an authentic representation of the disenfranchised communities with whom they spent months, years or even decades with, often conspiring with them to construct their own identity through the camera lens.

Please note this is a BSL-led tour.

Free ticket for companion if required.

If you require a guide throughout the Gallery and / or assistance from Barbican or Moorgate Underground Stations to the Barbican Centre please email [email protected] or call the box office on 020 7638 8891.

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