Born in Remscheid, Germany in 1968. Lives and works in Berlin, Germany and London, England. German-born, international in outlook and exhibited around the world, Tillmans spent many years in the UK and is currently based in Berlin. In 2000, he was the first photographer and first non-British artist to receive the Turner Prize. His diverse body of work is distinguished by observation of his surroundings and an ongoing investigation of the photographic medium’s foundations.