Mikhael Subotzky at MoMA
Breaking in, Rustdene Township, Beaufort West, 2006, Mikhael Subotzky
New Photography 2008: Josephine Meckseper and Mikhael Subotzky
Exhibition on view: September 10, 2008–January 5, 2009
The Museum of Modern Art
11 West 53 Street
New York, NY
New Photography, an annual fall showcase at MoMA, features the work of Mikhael Subotzky, who appeared in issue 188 of Aperture magazine. The exhibition will feature his most recent series, Beaufort West. This series portrays an impoverished desert town between Cape Town and Johannesburg, South Africa.
Born in Cape Town, Subotzky, 26, has received several awards since graduating from the University of Cape Town in 2004. By taking pictures of his native land, the young Magnum photographer attempts, “to make sense of the very strange world that I see around me. I don’t ever expect to achieve that understanding, but the fact that I am trying comforts me.”
Josephine Meckseper will be featured in the exhibition as well.