Wolfgang Tillmans: Hasselblad Award + Fondation Louis Vuitton

Tillmans’ exhibition at Fondation Louis Vuitton in Paris. Photo via Fondation Louis Vuitton.

Photographer Wolfgang Tillmans has won the 2015 Hasselblad Foundation International Award in Photography.

In a statement, The Hasselbad Foundation explained the decision of the jury: ‘Wolfgang Tillmans has established himself among the most original and innovative artists of his generation, constantly pushing the photographic medium in new directions. His practice has covered subjects of pressing political and social importance since the 1990s, reflecting both directly and indirectly on the power of the photographic image to engage critically with the world around us. Furthermore, Tillmans has transformed the understanding of photographic exhibition making through his daring and original installations, playing with scale, formats, framing and presentation to produce immersive experiences that have inspired subsequent generations of artists.’

Tillmans is currently on show as part of the collection at the Fondation Louis Vuitton in Paris, until 18 May, while his exhibition at the Hasselblad Center in Sweden will open 1 December 2015 along with the release of a new book.

Below is a video produced by Fondation Louis Vuitton, Paris 2014 in conjunction with the presentation of his show at the Fondation Louis Vuitton. Video via Hasselblad Foundation

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