Under Cover: A Secret History of Cross-Dressers
23 February – 3 June 2018
This exhibition looks at the lives of individuals who have defied gender convention through the way that they dress.
Sourced from far-flung places such flea markets, garage sales, junk shops and ebay, many of the figures depicted in the photographs are unidentified, but together they are able to tell a story of cross dressing culture from the 1880s until now.
In a society where conversations about gender identity and fluidity are becoming ever more common, this exhibition celebrates those who were bold enough to play with the conventions of clothing and gender in a time when they were not widely accepted, and ultimately looks to a future where personal choice and liberation can thrive.
Exclusive images of Marie-Pierre Pruvot, an Algerian born French transsexual woman who performed under the stage name Bambi, and was the subject of an award-winning documentary by Lifshitz in 2013.