Williamson photography exhibition gives a glimpse into homelessness

Birkenhead’s Williamson Art Gallery & Museum is to host Outsiders, a documentary photography project by Marc Davenant.

With Outsiders, Davenant aimed to capture a snapshot of homelessness in modern Britain over a six-year period.

The project was done in partnership with the charity Shelter and included environmental portraiture together with personal testimony from participants. The national project covered locations in London, Manchester, Glasgow, Newcastle, Brighton, Kent, Hertfordshire, and Norwich.

This exhibition displays a selection of the resulting photographs, alongside this personal testimony. All of the participants taken by Davenant gave informed consent.

“Though the images are beautiful, shot in black and white, they are intentionally provocative, sometimes haunting, and shockingly revealing of how people in marginalised communities are treated and expected to live” – Creative Boom.

Outsiders will run between 18 October – 23 December 2023. Williamson Art Gallery is open Wednesday-Saturday.

Image: Greg and Roxy, Glasgow (detail)

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