Art Tour

BSL Tour: Under Cover - a Secret History of Cross-Dressers

19 May 2018

Regular opening hours

Monday
10:00 – 18:00
Tuesday
10:00 – 18:00
Wednesday
10:00 – 18:00
Thursday
10:00 – 20:00
Friday
10:00 – 18:00
Saturday
10:00 – 18:00
Sunday
11:00 – 18:00

Cost of entry

Free, booking essential

The Photographers' Gallery

London, United Kingdom

Address

Travel Information

  • Just off Oxford Street so accessible by bus services to Oxford Street and a 2 minute walk from Oxford Circus Tube Station.

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Historian John Wilson leads this British Sign Language tour of the exhibition Under Cover: A Secret History of Cross-Dressers

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Historian John Wilson leads this British Sign Language tour of the exhibition Under Cover: A Secret History of Cross-Dressers

Drawn from the extensive personal archives of filmmaker and photography collector Sébastien Lifshitz, this exhibition of amateur photographs from Europe and the US explores the surprisingly widespread practice of cross-dressing, through a century of private images. Dating from 1880 onwards, the photos are mostly of unnamed and unknown figures – the majority having been collected from flea markets, garage sales, junk shops and ebay, amongst other non-specialist spaces - and offer a candid view into the hidden worlds of individuals and groups that chose to defy gender conventions.

This event is for BSL users only

Free, booking essential

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