'William Yang is a Chinese-Australian artist whose work interrogates Australian conceptions of race and sexuality. He is principally known as a photographer, storyteller, and writer, having first come to prominence with his 1977 exhibition Sydneyphiles, held at the Australian Centre for Photography.
'Yang hasn’t shied away from taboo, using photography, and later, storytelling, as a way to open up conversations. Be it AIDS, sex or historical familial trauma, Yang possesses a stoic desire to unfurl stories that are otherwise rendered invisible. Yang’s work sits in significant collections around the world, including the National Gallery of Victoria, the National Gallery of Australia, and the Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography.
'William spoke to Alan about Australia’s gay liberation movement, queer Asian visibility and Australia’s conservative lurch in his lifetime.' (Interview introduction)