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Title

Alpha

late 1960s, printed later

Artist

William Yang

Australia

1943 -

  • Details

    Date
    late 1960s, printed later
    Media category
    Photograph
    Materials used
    gelatin silver photograph with hand-written text in black
    Edition
    2/10
    Dimensions
    27.5 x 40.5 cm image; 51.0 x 60.6 cm sheet
    Signature & date

    Signed and dated l.l. [image]., black ink "...late sixties. William Yang...".

    Credit
    Purchased 1997
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    196.1997
    Copyright
    © William Yang

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    William Yang

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    William Yang has documented the gay scene in Sydney since the 1970s. At this time many were celebrating new-found freedom, greater acceptance in society and the start of the Mardi Gras parades.

    In these images from the 1990s Yang investigates the impact of AIDS on his friends and community, as well as the broader social implications of the disease. The works act as memorials which acknowledge both individual fears, the illnesses that AIDS and HIV bring, the repercussions on the gay community, and the importance of public displays of recognition and remembrance.

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 2 exhibitions

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 1 publication

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