In March 2020, SY took a single portrait shot of a McGregor resident. It was unplanned and captured the essence of the person. On a whim, he shared it on the McGregor Community Notice Board, a private Facebook page. This was the first Monday Portrait.
Since then, SY has shared a portrait every Monday. Nobody knows who it will be. These are just some of them.
This exhibition is of a selection of portraits – some never seen.
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The portraits on exhibition and in the gallery (coming soon) are printed on canvas and mounted on a light frame. Exhibition portraits are A5 (half a standard A4 page).
The full catalogue is coming soon.
Sung-Yee Tchao was born in Paris and raised in the United States where he also went to university. After leaving the US, he worked as a freelance photojournalist in Rome during which time his photographs were published in several international magazines. SY, as the village knows him, has made South Africa – and McGregor – his home.
SY is passionate about travelling, cooking, organic food gardening and, of course, photography.
SY‘s fascination with people is reflected in this exhibition which consists of a selection of just forty of the many portraits he has taken since March 2020 and September 2021. They reflect the many faces and facets of the village that is McGregor.