Wolfgang Tillmans

born 1968

Wolfgang Tillmans, ‘Concorde Grid’ 1997
Concorde Grid 1997
© Wolfgang Tillmans, courtesy Maureen Paley, London
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Wolfgang Tillmans (born 1968) is a German fine-art photographer. His diverse body of work is distinguished by observation of his surroundings and an ongoing investigation of the photographic medium’s foundations.

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 and is a member of the Royal Academy of Arts. Tillmans lives in Berlin and London.

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