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Guy Tillim

Guy Tillim won the Leica Oskar Barnack Award 2005 for his Jo'burg series. The prize was awarded at the Rencontres Internationales de la Photographie in Arles, France, in July 2005. The Jo'burg series has been published in book form by Filigranes Editions and STE (see our books page for details). Tillim's work is included on the exhibition Snap Judgments: New positions in contemporary African photography curated by Okwui Enwezor at the International Center of Photography in New York (10 March - 28 May 2006), and on Africa Remix, which has been seen in Düsseldorf, London and Paris, and travels to Tokyo (May 2006), Stockholm (September 2006) and Johannesburg (February 2007).

Click here to read an interview with Tillim by Peter Machen (published in the Natal Witness).



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Tillim was born in Johannesburg in 1962. He started photographing professionally in 1986 and joined Afrapix, a collective of South African photographers with whom he worked closely 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 with Agence France Presse in 1993 and 1994. Tillim has received many awards for his work including the 2004 DaimlerChrysler Award for South African photography, the 2003 Higashikawa Overseas Photographer Award in Japan, and the Prix SCAM (Societe Civile des Auteurs Multimedia) Roger Pic in 2002. His work has been included in numerous exhibitions of South African art and photography, both in South Africa and internationally.

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