Guy Tillim is a South-African photographer, member of Agence VU, who built his career on documentary work about the pains of Apartheid. He was awarded the 2017 "Prix de la Fondation Henri Cartier-Bresson".
Portrait picture taken from Peabody Museum, photographer not credited.
Guy Tillim was born in 1962 in Johannesburg and is a major figure of the contemporary South-African photography scene.
Guy Tillim realized in the 1980's that photography could be a way to fight the deep racial divide Apartheid had created in his country: « The camera was an ideal tool to transcend these frontiers, to see what happened in my own country ».
Over the years, Guy Tillim photographed documentary projects of visual and historical strength to create testimonies to the social conflicts and inequalities prevailing in his country. In his pictures, blunt and dark colours appear suddenly from a damp grey background, in an imitative harmony with the harshness of its subjects.
Guy Tillim has published many photobooks, and among them : Departure (Michael Stevenson, 2003), Jo'burg (STE Publishers / Filigranes, 2005), Petros Village (Punctum, 2006), O Futuro Certo (Steidl, 2015).
* * * Very limited number of copies available * * *This book is the result of an artist residency in Beijing and presents a series of street photography portraits in colors. The book includes several gatefolds and is inserted in a soft cardboard illustrated slipcase. A signed C-Print (format : 16 x 25 cm) is inserted at the end of the book. Design by...
Publisher's presentation : "This book presents selections from Guy Tillim’s most influential works and series of the last decade, including “Mai Mai militia in training,” “Jo’burg,” “Avenue Patrice Lumumba,” and “Second Nature.” Anchored in photojournalism but working against the grain of spectacle, Tillim portrays the communities, social landscapes and...