Wolfgang Tillmans

Wolfgang Tillmans (born 1968) is a German fine-art photographer.Tillmans was the first photographer – and also the first non-British person – to be awarded the Tate annual Turner Prize. He has also been awarded the Hasselblad Award[1] and is a member of the Royal Academy of Arts. Tillmans lives in Berlin and London.Tillmans was initially known for his seemingly casual, sometimes snapshot-like portraits of friends, Tillmans was considered the “documentarian of his generation, especially that of the London club and gay scenes”[citation needed] (though he has said “It was never my intention to be seen as diaristic or autobiographical. I was not recording the world around me or my tribe or whatever.

2000: Turner Prize.
2009: Kulturpreis der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Photographie (The Culture Prize of the German Society for Photography).
2014: Charles Wollaston Award, the main prize of the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition.
2015: Hasselblad Award, Hasselblad Foundation, Gothenburg, Sweden.
2015: Royal Photographic Society Centenary Medal and Honorary Fellowship.

dam bleached out, 1991 (LP), 1991
C-Print mounted on Dibond, framed
Galerie Buchholz, 2 locations
Edition of 1
83 1/10 × 57 1/10 in
211 × 145 cm
Edition of 1 + 1AP

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Wolfgang Tillmans
Chromogenic color print, printed 2012
11 15/16 x 8 1/16″ (30.4 x 20.5 cm)
The Family of Man Fund, Carol and David Appel Family Fund, and Committee on Photography Fund
Object number


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