Guy Tillim

Guy Tillim

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Guy Tillim is included on The Divine Comedy: Heaven, Purgatory and Hell Revisited by Contemporary African Artists, which opened at MMK (Museum für Moderne Kunst), Frankfurt, is currently on view at the SCAD Museum of Art in Savannah, Georgia (16 October - 25 January), and travels next to the National Museum of African Art at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC; Rise and Fall of Apartheid: Photography and the Bureaucracy of Everyday Life at Museum Africa, Johannesburg (extended until 30 April 2015); and Distance and Desire: Encounters with the African Archive at The Walther Collection in Ulm, Germany (through 2015).

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Tillim was born in Johannesburg in 1962 and lives in Cape Town. He started photographing professionally in 1986, working with the Afrapix collective until 1990. His work as a freelance photographer in South Africa for the local and foreign media included positions with Reuters between 1986 and 1988, and Agence France Presse in 1993 and 1994. Tillim has received many awards for his work including the Prix SCAM (Societe Civile des Auteurs Multimedia) Roger Pic in 2002, the Higashikawa Overseas Photographer Award (Japan) in 2003, the 2004 DaimlerChrysler Award for South African photography, the Leica Oskar Barnack Award in 2005 and the first Robert Gardner Fellowship in Photography from the Peabody Museum at Harvard University in 2006. His series Avenue Patrice Lumumba has shown at the Fondation Henri Cartier-Bresson in Paris; Museu Serralves in Porto; the Peabody Museum at Harvard University, Cambridge, USA; FOAM_Fotografiemuseum in Amsterdam; and Extracity, Antwerp, in 2009; at Kunsthalle Oldenburg, Germany, in 2010, and at the Museum of Contemporary Photography in Chicago in 2011, among other venues. His work was included on Documenta 12 in 2007 and the São Paulo Bienal in 2006.

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