Author(s): Sophie Hackett
Like Invisibles and Snapshots of Dangerous Women, Outsiders is an accessible visual tour through life experienced on the margins of mainstream society. Squired through the social turmoil of the 1950s, 60s, and 70s by artists like Diane Arbus and Nan Goldin, Outsiders is an unforgettable look at people whose identity is in flux. Idealists, outsiders, and those brave enough to be themselves shot by visionary photographers including Diane Arbus, Garry Winogrand, and Nan Goldin reveal the roots of America's influential counterculture.
Sophie Hackett is a writer and Associate Curator, Photography, at the Art Gallery of Ontario. She curated or co-curated many exhibitions at the AGO including Barbara Kruger: Untitled (2010); Max Dean (2012); What It Means To be Seen: Photography and Queer Visibility and Fan the Flames: Queer Positions in Photography (2014); and Introducing Suzy Lake (2014). She is the co-curator of Outsiders.