Chronologie

1985
Graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Cape Town
1986 – 1988
Worked for Reuters, South Africa
1986 – 1988
Freelance photographer for South African and foreign press
1986 – 1990
Joined Afrapix, a collective of South African photographers
1993 – 1994
Worked for Agence France Presse, South Africa
1998
Mondi Award (S.A.) for photojournalism (Congo River: journey from Kisangani to Kinshasa)
1999
Mondi Award (S.A.) for photojournalism (report on the Himba people of Northern Namibia)
2001
Finalist, Prix Care for Humanitarian Reportage, France
2002
Prix SCAM (Société Civile des Auteurs Multimedia) Roger Pic, France (for Kuito, Angola)
2003
Higashikawa Overseas Photographer Award, Japan
2004
DaimlerChrysler Award for Photography, South Africa
2005
Leica Oskar Barnack Award 2005 (for the Jo'burg series)
2006
Robert Gardner Fellowship in Photography awarded by the Peabody Museum, Harvard University
Lives and works in Cape Town

Expositions

2011
Avenue Patrice Lumumba, Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago, USA
2010
Avenue Patrice Lumumba, Oldenburger Kunstverein, Germany
2010
Avenue Patrice Lumumba, Kuckei + Kuckei, Berlin
2010
Africa. Objects and Subjects, Palacio de Revillagigedo, Gijón, Spain (group)
2010
Africa. Objects and Subjects, Canal de Isabel II, Madrid, Spain (group)
2009
Welt – Bilder 3, Helmhaus, Zürich, Switzerland (group)
2009
Ex Nugis Seria d’Afrique et d’ailleurs…, Maison d’Art Bernard Anthoniaz, Nogent-sur Marne, France
2009
Beyond Beauty: Photographs from the Duke University Special Collections Library, Nasher Museum of Art, Durham, NC
2009
Thy Brothers’ Keeper – Kulturzentrum Zehntscheuer, Rottenburg, Germany
2009
Great Expectations: Contemporary photography looks at today's Bitter Years, Casino Luxembourg - Forum of Contemporary Art, Luxembourg
2009
ImageSingulières festival, Sète, France (group)
2009
The Tropics: Views from the middle of the globe, Iziko South African National Gallery, Cape Town
2009
The Face of Our Time, MOMA, San Francisco
2009
Roma, città di mezzo, FotoGrafia, Rome
2009
Avenue Patrice Lumumba, Extracity, Antwerp
2009
Avenue Patrice Lumumba, FOAM, Amsterdam
2009
Avenue Patrice Lumumba, Extraspazio, Rome
2009
Avenue Patrice Lumumba, Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
2009
Fondation Henri Cartier-Bresson, Paris (solo)
2009
The Face of Our Time, MOMA, San Francisco
2009
Avenue Patrice Lumumba, Museu Serralves, Porto, Portugal Fondation Henri Cartier-Bresson, Paris
2009
Mythologies, Haunch of Venison, London
2008
A Look Away – South African photography today, Kuckei + Kuckei, Berlin
2008
Short Stories in Contemporary Photography, Museum of Design, Zurich
2008
A Look Away – South African photography today, Kuckei + Kuckei, Berlin
2008
Short Stories in Contemporary Photography, Museum of Design, Zurich
2008
Peripheral Vision and Collective Body, Museion, Bolzano, Italy
2008
Home Lands - Land Marks, Haunch of Venison, London
2008
Contemporary Photography from South Africa - Part 2, Hereford Photography Festival, UK
2008
Cities in Crisis: Photographs of the SA Urban Landscape, FADA Gallery, University of Johannesburg
2008
Biennale Cuve, OK Center for Contemporary Art in Linz, Austria
2008
Presumed Innocence: Photographic Perspectives of Children, DeCordova Museum and Sculpture Park, Massachusetts, USA
2008
Guy Tillim, Haunch of Venison, Zurich (solo)
2008
Guy Tillim, Haus Für Kunst, Altdorf, Switzerland (solo)
2007
Congo Democratic, Extraspazio, Rome (solo)
2007
Congo Democratic, Goodman Gallery, Johannesburg (solo)
2007
Documenta 12, Kassel, Germany
2007
Children in Conflict, Wolverhampton Art Gallery, UK
2007
Ostropicos, Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil
2007
Global Cities, Tate Modern, London
2007
Africa Remix, Johannesburg Art Gallery, South Africa
2007
Contemporary Art Photography from South Africa 2007: Reality check, Museum Bochum, Kunstsammlungen Chemnitz and other venues in Germany
2007
Photography, Video, Mixed Media III, DaimlerChrysler Gallery, Berlin
2007
Non Tutte Le Strade Portano a Roma, FotoGrafia, International Festival of Rome
2006
Petros Village, Museo di Roma in Trastevere (solo)
2006
Petros Village, Michael Stevenson, Cape Town (solo)
2006
Photography, Video, Mixed Media III, DaimlerChrysler Gallery, Berlin
2006
SLUM: Art and life in the here and now of the civil age, Neue Galerie, Graz
2006
Sao Paulo Bienal
2006
Thy Brother's Keeper, Flint Institute of Arts, Flint, Michigan
2006
Snap Judgments: New Positions in Contemporary African Photography, International Center of Photogaphy, New York
2005
Lasting Foundations, Museum for African Art, New York July - January 2006
2005
Unsettled, National Museum of Photography, Copenhagen
2005
Leopold and Mobutu, Photographer's Gallery, London (solo)
2005
Jo'burg, Rencontres Photographiques de Bamako, Mali 2005 (solo)
2005
Jo'burg, Festival Artist, PhotoEspana, Madrid (solo)
2005
Jo'burg, Johannesburg Art Gallery (solo)
2005
Durban Art Gallery (solo)
2004
Jo'burg, South African National Gallery, Cape Town (solo)
2004
DaimlerChysler Award exhibition, Mercedes-Benz Museum, Stuttgart, Germany (solo)
2004
DaimlerChrysler Contemporary, Berlin (solo)
2004
Leopold and Mobutu, Michael Stevenson, Cape Town (solo)
2004
Kunhinga Portraits, Sala Uno, Rome (solo)
2004
Africa Remix, museum kunstpalast, Düsseldorf; Hayward Gallery, London; Pompidou Centre, Paris; and Las Palmas; Tokyo; Stockholm; Johannesburg (2004-7)
2004
A Decade of Democracy: South African art from the permanent collection, South African National Gallery, Cape Town
2004
Festival Internazionale di Roma, Rome, Italy
2003
Kunhinga Portraits, Michael Stevenson, Cape Town (solo)
2003
Congo, Bell-Roberts Photographic Gallery, Cape Town (solo)
2003
Congo, Fotofiesta Medellin, Colombia (solo)
2003
Departure, Higashikawa Photo Festival, Hokkaido, Japan (solo)
2003
Departure, Bell-Roberts Gallery, Cape Town (solo)
2003
Departure, NSA Galley, Durban (solo)
2003
Departure, PhotoZA, Johannesburg (solo)
2003
Unveiled, OMC Gallery for Contemporary Art, Düsseldorf
1999
100 Jahre Photographie in Leipzig, Leipzig
1998
eyeAfrica: African Photography 1840-1998, Castle of Good Hope, Cape Town
1996
Colors: Art from South Africa, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin