Since the 1970s, William Yang has chronicled and memorialised Sydney's gay community and his own place within it. Armed with his camera, Yang is not simply a documentarian but a diarist. In his work, personal and intimate stories become part of a collective theory that is told through the collision of handwritten text and image.
Many of Yang's photographs are candid and celebratory depictions of homosexual desire that emphatically broaden the visibility of queer narratives. Yet they also trace the impact of HIV/AIDS on the community and society at large.