Mikhael Subotsky


Mikhael Subotsky is one of South Africa's most prominent young photographers, with a string of important international photographic awards to his name. His work is currently housed in collections including New York's Museum of Modern Art, the South African National Gallery in Cape Town, the Johannesburg Art Gallery and FotoMuseum Amsterdam. His work focuses largely on derelict places and the apparently mundane details of daily life, infusing them with a personal take on the people and personalities who drift through these spaces. His most recent and highly acclaimed body of work, Beaufort West, has been published in book form by Chris Boot Publishers and was the subject of his 2008 exhibition, New Photography: Josephine Meckseper and Mikhael Subotzky at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. In 2005 and 2008 he set up and ran photographic workshops at Pollsmoor Prison, where, in Nelson Mandela's cell, he also exhibited his show Die Vier Hoeke. � Lisa van Wyk

Lunch spot: Canteen, Arts on Main, Johannesburg