Wolfgang Tillmans is a German fine-art photographer born in 1968 in Remscheid, Germany. Since the early 1990s, his work has epitomized a new kind of subjectivity in photography, pairing intimacy and playfulness with social critique and questioning of existing values and hierarchies. He studied at Bournemouth and Poole College of Art and Design at Bournemouth, England from 1990-92. In 2000, he became the first photographer and the first non-British artist to receive the Turner Prize. Since 2012, he has been a member of the Akademie der Künste, Berlin, and he was appointed a member of the Royal Academy of Arts, London in 2013. Tillmans views the printed page as an important venue for his work and is deeply involved in the publication of his artist books and regularly contributes to magazines. His work is in collections worldwide, and he has been the subject of many solo exhibitions. He currently lives and works in Berlin and London.