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Photographs of our Relationship with Diversity

  • Angel Marcos, Alrededor del Sueño 18, New York, 2001

It is said that our lives are a reflection of others. What is alien often appears threatening to us. How can we manage to embrace different perceptions of the world without revealing our very own identity? Even today, the exclusion of those who are different – or quite simply of other individuals – can frequently be traced back to the gender divide, sexual identity, or the external characteristics of people of diverse origins. In the process, cultural constructs often have a lingering effect, trapping these others” in rigid perceptions of their individual roles.

This exhibition presents works from the photo collection of the Museums of the City of Linz: from early expeditions to faraway regions and MAGNUM documentary photography of the 1950s through to contemporary explorations of the concepts of homeland” and migration” as well as the construction of identity and gender.

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