This exhibition looks at the lives of individuals who have defied gender convention through the way that they dress.

Selected from the extensive personal archives of filmmaker and photography collector Sébastien Lifshitz, Under Cover presents a series of found photographs from across Europe and the US of gender non-conforming and cross dressing individuals through the ages.

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.

The Photographers' Gallery

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