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"Guy Tillim: Departure -  Photographic Exhibition and Book Launch"
2003-06-18 until 2003-07-12
Bell-Roberts Art Gallery
Cape Town, , ZA South Africa

Guy Tillim has received many awards for his work including the Mondi Award (South Africa) for photojournalism in 1998 (for his essay of images entitled Congo River: journey from Kisangani to Kinshasa and the same award in 1999 (for a series of images on the Himba people of Northern Namibia). Tillim was also a finalist for the French Prix Care for Humanitarian Reportage, France 2001 and the winner of the Prix SCAM (Societe Civile des Auteurs Multimedia) Roger Pic, 2002 for his photographs of Kuito, Angola.

His photographs also formed the basis of the exhibition and book Amulets and Dreams: War Youth and Changing Africa (Pretoria) 2002 which was exhibited at the launch of African Union, Durban, July 2002. More recently he was selected, among 100 photographers in the world, to photograph Africa for a book, A Day In The Life of Africa, to be published by Harper Collins in September 2002.

His work has been included in numerous exhibitions of South African art and photography, in South Africa and internationally. The South African National Gallery commissioned him to produce a portfolio of photographs on the Transkei, South Africa in 1990 and, more recently, in 2001 his images of Kuito, Angola, were the subject of a solo exhibition at the South African Museum, Cape Town as well as in Paris on the occasion of winning the Prix SCAM Roger award.

IMAGE:
Guy Tillim
Shopkeeper, Taleni (1991)


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