Photographer Wolfgang Tillmans Influenced All The Pseudo-Cool Kids You See On Instagram

"Since he published his first photographs in i-D back in 1989 -- a selection of images of nightclubbers in Hamburg -- Wolfgang Tillmans has beautifully blurred the boundaries between art and documentary photography. Using saturated snapshots and a lo-fi aesthetic, he's documented moments in his and his friends' lives, as well as turned his eye towards everything from abstraction to landscapes to still-lifes to photojournalism to portraiture.

The Tate has just announced that a new exhibition of his work will be opening at the Tate Modern in February 2017, and will feature his photography, video, publication, curatorial projects and work in music. Taking the year 2003 as the exhibition's starting point (the last time he exhibited at the Tate) the exhibition will focus on Wolfgang's last 14 years of work, and his specific engagement with political issues, from climate change and gay rights to, most recently, the refugee crisis." - Felix Petty via i-D