The Weekend Australian - Review - - Out & About -

South African artist and Mag­num pho­tog­ra­pher Mikhael Subotzky presents his lat­est ex­hibit, WYE. This mov­ing im­age pro­ject com­prises three video chan­nels. Vi­sions of 19th­cen­tury colo­nial his­tory and the present day are pro­jected with those of an imag­ined dystopian fu­ture. Work­ing with Ger­man cin­e­matog­ra­pher Jorg Sch­midtReitwein, Subotzky shot WYE on lo­ca­tion in South Africa af­ter two years spent de­vel­op­ing the time-shift­ing nar­ra­tive. A spe­cially con­structed au­dio com­po­nent ac­com­pa­nies the vi­su­als, cre­at­ing a site of “tem­po­ral and geo-cul­tural col­lapse”. Sher­man Con­tem­po­rary Art Foun­da­tion, 16 Good­hope Street, Padding­ton. Wed-Sat, 11am-5pm. Ad­mis­sion free. In­quiries: (02) 9331 1112 or on­line. Un­til May 21. The Na­tional Pho­to­graphic Por­trait Prize This an­nual event pro­motes the best in con­tem­po­rary pho­to­graphic portraiture by pro­fes­sional and as­pir­ing Aus­tralian pho­tog­ra­phers. This year’s prize at­tracted nearly 2000 en­tries from a na­tional field, with 49 en­tries se­lected as fi­nal­ists. Im­ages from the fi­nal­ists will be ex­hib­ited at the Na­tional Por­trait Gallery for three months be­fore tour­ing the coun­try.

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