Wolfgang Tillmans is a contemporary photographer living and working in London and Berlin. Tillmans studied at the Bournemouth and Poole College of Art and Design in Bournemouth, United Kingdom, where he developed his documentary-styled photography. Tillmans was deeply affected by the AIDS pandemic and has become one of the leaders in covering gay pride events for prominent publications such as i-D, Interview, and Spex magazines. His casual, family-photo style shots of important gay figures in the arts world have appeared on the covers of magazines throughout the world. Tillmans’ more recent work has shifted towards Abstract Expressionism as the artist exploits the mistakes in the development process, and in doing so, his photographs serve as sculptures in and of themselves. He served as the Artist Trustee on the Board of Tate, London between 2009 – 2014 and previously won the Turner Prize in 2000. He also won the 2009 Kultrepreis awarded by The German Society of Photography, Heidelberg, Germany and continues to run Between Bridges exhibition space in London.