Marginal is a photography exhibition that brings people to focus on the stories of social, political and human relevance happening in parallel, alongside and/or hidden from mainstream narratives. In recent years, we have seen dramatic changes that have sparked mass migration, extreme weather patterns, disrupted eco-systems and unstable, volatile and dangerous political changes. The nature of these events has contributed to extraordinary social and political events in the form of mass migration, political upheavals and social transformation but also have suppressed, kept on the margin important narratives. These are real stories that tell uncomfortable truths, that question how much our own social and political sphere is dictated by the influence of chosen narratives bestowed upon us. The stories presented in Marginal let us ponder on how much our history would change if we could have a greater access to stories and to the information that they may contain, whilst questioning the process of selection in itself. The selected photographers, Chiara Ceolin, Claudia Leisinger, Jonathan Goldberg, Mareike Gunsche Parveen Ali ,Wamaitha Ng'ang'a, present some of these human stories, in parallel and/or at the margins of our societies in need of attention, care and social justice: the Roma communities in Europe, the eco activists community living besides Heathrow runaway, the child mothers in Tanzania, the stories of people living with HIV, women affected by domestic abuse and people affected by rising Islamophobia.
The exhibition is curated by Cinzia D'Ambrosi, photojournalist and director/founder of the Photojournalism Hub.