Mikhael Subotzky


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Mikhael Subotzky Shortlisted for Paris Photo-Aperture Foundation PhotoBook Award

Mikhael Subotzky’s book Retinal Shift (published by Steidl on the occasion of his Standard Bank Young Artist Award) is one of the 30 photobooks shortlisted for the Paris Photo-Aperture Foundation PhotoBook Award. The names of the laureates will be revealed at Paris Photo on 14 November 2012, in the presence of the two juries composed of Phillip Block, Chris Boot, Julien Frydman, Lesley A. Martin, James Wellford, Els Barents, Roxana Marcoci, Edward Robinson, Timothy Pruss and Thomas Seelig.

Jodi Bieber and Mikhael Subotzky on the World in London

Jodi Bieber and Mikhael Subotzky are participating in The World in London , organised by The Photographers’ Gallery and forming part of the London 2012 Festival, the finale of the Cultural Olympiad. The project presents portraits of Londoners by British and international photographers taken from 2009 to 2012. Each portrait shows a person or people from one of the 204 nations taking part in the London 2012 Games, accompanied by individual stories.The World in London is a celebration of Londoners and demonstrates photography’s ability to capture the human form in interesting and distinct ways. This summer you can see the exhibition in Central and East London. Victoria Park, London E3, Victoria Park, London E3. The exhibition runs from 27 July to 12 August 2012.

Postcards From America: The Box Set

In May 2011, five Magnum photographers – Paolo Pellegrin, Jim Goldberg, Susan Meiselas, Alec Soth, Mikhael Subotzky – and a writer, Ginger Strand, set out from Austin, Texas, in an RV. Two weeks and 1750 miles later, they arrived in Oakland, California.

The resulting limited edition book is a collection of objects – a book, five bumper stickers, a newspaper, two fold-outs, three cards, a poster and five zines, all in a signed and numbered box – that collectively document the experience. Edition of 500, signed by all five photographers and the writer. This new limited edition box set launches February 2012.

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Mikhael Subotzky & Patrick Waterhouse in State of the Art Photography

Mikhael Subotzky and Patrick Waterhouse have been selected to exhibit on State of the Art Photography at The NRW-Forum Düsseldorf. “The future does not belong to pure photography, but to the free arts,” says Andreas Gursky, one of the advisors of the exhibition. The NRW-Forum Düsseldorf asked for photographers who are tipped to be the movers and the shakers in this field in the coming years. In an attempt to reflect this remit, each of the 40 artists/photographers who feature in this summary exhibition is represented by a collection of images or an installation. The photographers were proposed by Andreas Gursky, Thomas Weski, Klaus Biesenbach, Udo Kittelmann, FC Gundlach, Thomas Seelig, Andrea Holzherr, and Werner Lippert. They hail from America, Europe, and South Africa; other continents and cultural spaces will be addressed at a later date. The exhibition runs from 4 February to 6 May 2012. For more information click here

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Press for Mikhael Subotzky

Mikhael Subotzky / Art South Africa / South Africa / September 2014

In Conversation: Ross Douglas & Silvia Pillon by Art South Africa (325.1 KB)

Mikhael Subotzky / Mail and Guardian / Johannesburg / 22 - 28 August 2014

Ponte City and the urban myth by Alexander Matthews (358.9 KB)

Mikhael Subotzky / Sunday Times / South Africa / 17 August 2014

The tower of fable by Tymon Smith (776.1 KB)

Surfacing / Cape Times / Cape Town / 2 April 2014

Breaking Through Surfaces to Undeclared Spaces by Genna Gardini (3.5 MB)

Mikhael Subotzky / Business Day Live / Johannesburg / South Africa / 30 May 2013

Looking Back In Anger To Be Seen by Chris Thurman (264.8 KB)

Mikhael Subotzky / Financial Times / United Kingdom / 15 November 2013

Marrakech's Museum For Photography and the Visual Arts Offers Surprises by Francis Hodgson (540 KB)

Mikhael Subotzky / Mail & Guardian / Johannesburg / South Africa / 22 - 28 June 2012

Observers of the Settler's Town by Anthea Buys (464.1 KB)

Mikhael Subotzky / Photo Eye Blog / 8 November 2012

Book Reviews Retinal Shift by Blake Andrews (412.8 KB)

Mikhael Subotzky / Art Magazin / June 2010

Schwartz, Weiß, und alle Farben by Camilla Péus (1.8 MB)

In Context / The Star / Johannesburg / South Africa / 20 May 2010

A nose and a box to draw art lovers by Ufrieda Ho (3.3 MB)

Mikhael Subotzky / New York Times / New York / 8 September 2008

Splitting The Gallery in Half to Focus on Social Strife by Karen Rosenberg (190.5 KB)

Mikhael Subotzky / The Sunday Independent / South Africa / 10 June 2008

Documenting and Inhabiting the Contradictions, Mikhael Subotzky by Raffaella Delle Donne (161 KB)

Mikhael Subotzky / Foam Magazine / Amsterdam / Fall 2007

Die Vier Hoeke by Sean O'Toole (11.6 MB)

Mikhael Subotzky / The Guardian / London / 6 September 2007

Mikhael Subotzky's Best Shot by Leo Benedictus (55 KB)
  • Solo exhibitions

    Mikhael Subotzky / Show 'n Tell

    Mikhael Subotzky with Patrick Waterhouse / Recent Works

    Mikhael Subotzky / Two Projects: Arts on Main

    Mikhael Subotzky / Two Projects: Jan Smuts

    Group exhibitions






    Winter Show / Joburg

    In Context

    Sphères 2009 / Le Moulin

    'US' / Curated by Simon Njami & Bettina Malcomess

  • Retinal Shift

  • Biography

    Solo Exhibitions

    Group Exhibitions

    Teaching, Lectureships and Workshop

    Awards and Merits

    Academic Record and Residencies


    Selected Articles and Reviews


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