Wolfgang Tillmans’s Beautiful Awareness | The New Yorker

Wolfgang Tillmans’s Beautiful Awareness

The photographer talks about his first MOMA retrospective and how his prescient art flows from the act of paying attention.

via The New Yorker: https://www.newyorker.com/culture/the-new-yorker-interview/wolfgang-tillmanss-beautiful-awareness

It’s fascinating that, when I started using photography as my main medium and art, obviously, I had no idea that this medium would become so central to all life, all human life today. It’s crazy, like, people engage and do it every day in a way that was totally unheard of twenty-five years ago. Even though everybody is a photographer now, somehow my pictures still stay recognizable and still stay what they are, which, you know, can’t be taken for granted.