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Guy Tillim

Afrique du Sud

Français

Photographe sud africain né en 1962 à Johannesburg, Guy Tillim est une figure majeure de la photographie africaine contemporaine. Son travail a été remarqué dans de nombreux évènements photographiques prestigieux en Europe, et notamment Africa Remix à Beaubourg en 2004, PhotoEspaña en 2005 et Dokumenta XII à Kassel en 2007. C’est la première fois qu’une exposition importante lui est consacrée dans une Institution française. La Fondation HCB est heureuse de présenter deux pans emblématiques de son travail : Jo’burg (2004), et son nouvel essai Avenue Patrice Lumumba.
Guy Tillim est lauréat du Prix HCB 2017.


Publications

O Futuro Certo, Artur Walther, Daniel Leers, The Walther Collection & Steidl (2015)
Joburg: Points of View, Punctum Press & Stevenson (2014)
Second Nature, Barents Els, Prestel (2012)
Roma, città di mezzo (2009)
Avenue Patrice Lumumba (2008)
Congo Democratic (2006)
Petros Village (2006)
Jo’burg (2005)
Leopold and Mobutu (2004)
Kunhinga Portraits (2003)
Departure (2003)

English

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.
His latest work, Second Nature, has been exhibited at Huis Marseille Museum for Photography in Amsterdam from 3 March to 3 June 2012, and is included on La Triennale 2012 – Intense Proximity, at the Palais de Tokyo in Paris (20 April – 26 August). Prints from his series Avenue Patrice Lumumba are featured on Lost Places – Orte der Photographie at the Hamburger Kunsthalle (8 June to 23 September 2012). Tillim’s work is also included on Appropriated Landscapes at the Walther Collection, Neu-Ulm/Burlafingen, Germany (until May 2013).

Publications

Second Nature (2012)
Roma, città di mezzo (2009)
Avenue Patrice Lumumba (2008)
Congo Democratic (2006)
Petros Village (2006)
Jo’burg (2005)
Leopold and Mobutu (2004)
Kunhinga Portraits (2003)
Departure (2003)