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Listen: Another Kind of Life Story

Throughout Another Kind of Life: Photography on the Margins, with the help of our curators, photographers and a range of speakers, we’ll be exploring the lives of the individuals and communities operating on the fringes of society.

We’ll be releasing a series of three podcasts throughout the exhibition, one each month, featuring a different photographer and their work.

Subscribe to the Barbican Art Gallery podcast on iTunesAcast or Spotify – or wherever you find your podcasts – to listen to our latest episode.

Listen to each episode below, or visit to see more photographs from the collections.


Episode 1: Casa Susanna

We speak to Another Kind of Life curator, Alona Pardo about the collection of photographs from Casa Susanna. We’re also joined by Rhyannon Styles, author of The New Girl: A Trans Girl Tells It Like It Is, and Professor Michael ‘Miqqi Alicia’ Gilbert who share some of their own experiences and responses to the photographs.

Episode 2: The Soviet Hippies and Igor Palmin

We speak to social and cultural historian of the Soviet Union, Juliane Furstand Ilia Rogatchevski, a Russian born, Scotland raised sound artist, as they discuss the subjects of Igor Palmin’s photographs documenting the ‘Soviet hippy’ movement of the 1970s, including interviews with Sergei Bol’shakov, aka Liutik (Buttercup), the focus of Palmin’s The Enchanted Wanderer series.

Episode 3: Coming Soon…


Photo: From the series The Enchanted Wanderer, 1977. Printed 2017 . Courtesy of Igor Palmin

Another Kind of Life: Photography on the Margins takes place in our Art Gallery from 28 Feb–27 May.