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William Yang Portraits

2 September - 26 October 2008

Sofitel Melbourne

Wiliam Yang is a pre-eminent Australian photographer. His documentary photographs from the 1970s until today present various aspects of Australian life, from his celebrity images to his documentation of the Australian theatre community. His first solo exhibition "Sydneyphiles" in 1977 at the Austrlian centre for Photography caused a sensation because of its frank depiction of the Sydney gay and party scene.

This exhibition of portraits from the 1970s to today present images of some of Australia's best known identities including Cate Blanchett, Geoffrey Rush, Helen Garner. Yang says of this work "My style of taking portraits has not changed over the years. All I want is my subjects regard. To give a little of themselves."