Wolfgang Tillmans

Wolfgang Tillmans is a German photographer, trained in England. His work appears to be documentary, but often involves elaborate staging, and defies easy categorisation.

The first photographer and first foreign winner of the Turner Prize, Tillmans has explained of his work “I take pictures, in order to see the world.”

Tillmans was the subject of a major retrospective at the Beyeler Foundation in Basel in 2017.