Guy Tillim has won the HCB Award 2017, presented by the Fondation Henri Cartier-Bresson in Paris. Tillim was selected for his body of work titled Museum of the Revolution. The award supports the creation of a photography project which could not be achieved without this help, and includes an exhibition and a book.
Guy Tillim, Meschac Gaba, Nicholas Hlobo, Moshekwa Langa and Robin Rhode were included in The White Hunter: African Memories and Representations curated by Marco Scotini.
Meschac Gaba, Simon Gush, Nicholas Hlobo, Moshekwa Langa, Nandipha Mntambo and Guy Tillim are included on Afrique Capitales, curated by Simon Njami, at La Villette in Paris (including the Mois de la Photo) and the Gare Saint Sauveur in Lille.
Pieter Hugo and Guy Tillim are included in 10 Years Old 2007-2017: A History of the World Told Through the Images of the Fondazione Cassa di risparmio di Modena Collection. The exhibition is curated by Filippo Maggia and Chiara Dall’Olio.
Guy Tillim and Pieter Hugo are included in A Closer Look: Portraits from the Paul G Allen Family Collection. The exhibition is dedicated to portraits and exploring how artists seek to convey the essence of their subjects.
Making Africa: A Continent of Contemporary Design, curated by Amelie Klein and Okwui Enwezor, includes work by Robin Rhode, Anton Kannemeyer, Guy Tillim and Zanele Muholi. The show opened at Vitra Design Museum in Germany and travelled to Guggenheim Bilbao, Centre de Cultura Contemporania de Barcelona and Kunsthal Rotterdam.
Guy Tillim's Joburg series was included in (Infra) Structure, an exhibition of works from the Lannan Collection examining the notion of structure, and 'the ways in which artists take structural foundations and record, rearrange, or imagine them anew'.