William Yang – Seeing and Being Seen
Queensland-born, Sydney-based photographer William Yang’s significant contribution to Australian photography spans five decades. Known for his reflective and joyous depictions of Australia’s LGBTQIA+ scene in the late 70s and 80s through to the present. Yang’s photography is informed by the cultural and political pressures of growing up as a gay man from a Chinese immigrant family in north Queensland.
William Yang – Seeing and Being Seen is a major survey of Yang’s work, which will trace his career from documentary photography through to explorations of cultural and sexual identities and his depictions of landscape. He integrates a photographic practice with writing, video and performance. The exhibition will present a newly commissioned spoken word live performance.
This free exhibition will be showcased at Queensland Art Gallery from Saturday March 27 to Saturday August 22.
Image credit: William Yang, Australia b.1943 / Self Portrait #5 2008 / Digital print / Collection and ©: William Yang