Interview with Austin Young on Never Apart

“Portraits by Austin Young” 2018, curated by Michael Venus at Never Apart in Montreal. https://www.neverapart.com/exhibitions/portraits/

Austin Young presents Images from a long and celebrated career in portrait photography. In many ways, Young is more accurately described as an image-maker: his projects illustrate the sublime qualities of character that make celebrated people unique. Based on a nuanced visual language of pop-culture iconography, his trademark style and techniques have captured a broad palate of musicians, artists and celebrities. Young confuses personality and identity issues in confrontational and unapologetic image-making of people who often mix gender roles or otherwise confound stereotypical constraints of socially-constructed identities.

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