Outsiders-American Photography and Film 1950s-1980s@AGO(Tues.,March 8th,2016)

We were invited to the preview of Outsiders on Tues.,March 8th at the AGO(which runs from March 12 – May 29, 2016. Outsider is all about American Photography and Film from 1950s – 1980s
Determined to capture life as they saw it, the photographers and filmmakers featured in the Art Gallery of Ontario’s searing new exhibition Outsiders: American Photography and Film, 1950s–1980s, challenged and changed the dominant perception of American life with their often controversial images. More than 300 photographs and 5 films featured in this major exhibition present unforgettable portraits of individuals both at odds with and united across four turbulent decades, including musicians, protestors, cross-dressers, bike gangs, politicians, the working poor, and socialites. Outsiders opened on March 12, 2016
Co-curated by Sophie Hackett, AGO Associate Curator of Photography and Jim Shedden, AGO Manager of Publishing, Outsiders features iconic photographs by Diane Arbus, Nan Goldin, Danny Lyon, Gordon Parks, Garry Winogrand and over 170 snapshots taken by visitors to Casa Susanna—a safe haven for cross-dressers in the 1950s and ’60s. Presented alongside these images are experimental films by Kenneth Anger, Marie Menken, Shirley Clarke, Robert Frank and Alfred Leslie.
Outsiders: American Photography and Film, 1950s­­­­­­–1980s is organized by the Art Gallery of Ontario and presented in partnership with Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival.

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Danny Lyon Sparky and Cowboy (Gary Rogues), Schererville, Indiana, 1966 Gelatin silver print 27.9 × 35.6 cm Art Gallery of Ontario Promised gift, James Lahey and Brian Lahey, in honour of our mother Ellen Lahey © 2015 Danny Lyon/Magnum Photos.


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Garry Winogrand Central Park Zoo, New York City 1967 Gelatin silver print 22.9 x 34 cm Art Gallery of Ontario Purchase, with funds generously donated by Martha LA McCain, 2015. © The Estate of Garry Winogrand, courtesy Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco.


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Unknown American Susanna and a friend in the kitchen, 1955-1963 chromogenic print 6.4 × 8.4 cm (2 1/2 × 3 5/16 in.) Collection of the Art Gallery of Ontario Purchase, with funds generously donated by Martha LA McCain, 2015 © Art Gallery of Ontario


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Garry Winogrand Centennial Ball, Metropolitan Museum, New York, 1969. Gelatin silver print, printed c. 1976, 35.6 x 43.2 cm (sheet). Art Gallery of Ontario Purchase, with funds generously donated by Martha LA McCain, 2015. © The Estate of Garry Winogrand, courtesy Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco.


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Diane Arbus The Junior Interstate Ballroom Dance Champions, Yonkers, N.Y., 1962-1963. Gelatin silver print, 50.8 × 40.6 cm (sheet). Private collection, Toronto. Copyright © The Estate of Diane Arbus.


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Nan Goldin Cookie at Tin Pan Alley, New York City 1983 cibachrome 71.8 x 104 cm Matthew Marks Gallery © Nan Goldin, 2016


We like to thank Andrea Jo-Wilson
Senior Communications Officer Art Gallery of Ontario and Andrea McLoughlin from Holmes PR for the invitation to this event.

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