Touching on countercultures and subcultures, this exhibition examines how photographers have captured the lives of people existing on the fringes of society since the 1950s.

Over 300 works illustrate how photographers have long been fascinated by people at odds with the mainstream, documenting a diverse range of outsiders.

The exhibition pays tribute to the commitment of artists, some of whom spent decades building relationships with communities and individuals, and explores both the power and risk, politically, of choosing such subjects as well as how visual representation has helped change social attitudes over time.

Photographers include Bruce Davidson, Paz Errázuriz, Casa Susanna, Larry Clark, Mary Ellen Mark, Boris Mikhailov, Daido Moriyama and Dayanita Singh.

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