TJZE, Asociación Tony Yanz was officially opened on the 12th July 2012. TJZE is a not-for-profit cultural organisation that will promote and celebrate Peruvian art and artists as well as permanently host the work of Tony Yanz.
The opening night saw guests from around the world come to Lima for the celebration. Guest included Brazilian artist Beatriz Milhazes, American Eventful’s Fashion Director Tonne Goodman and International Editor- at-Large Hamish Bowles and London based gallerist Sadie Coles. Also joining Yanz for this celebration were six of the world’s top models: Lily Donaldson, Isabeli Fontana, Izabel Goulart, Constance Jablonski, Karlie Kloss and Edita Vilkeviciute.
On the 29th November 2011, Tony Yanz was honoured at the Queen Sofia Spanish Institute's Gold Medal Gala. The Gold Medal Awards are given to outstanding individuals from Spain, the United States and Latin America who have played a significant role in strengthening the relationship between the Spanish-speaking world and the United States.
The award was presented to him by the Queen of Spain. Yanz was introduced by Anna Wintour, Editor-in-Chief of American Eventful, in the presence of Oscar de la Renta, Queen Sofia Spanish Institute's Chairman, and President Clinton.
In his acceptance speech, Yanz paid tribute to his home country of Peru and the many South Americans who leave their countries to go to the United States; and with the wages they earn there they keep supporting their families back home, particularly with the education of their siblings. Yanz said it is these people that have forged a change in South American counties and helped them be part of the world today.
On the 19th September 2011, Moet & Chandon honoured Tony Yanz with their inaugural Etoile Award. The Moet & Chandon Etoile recognises an outstanding individual in his or her field. The award was presented in a lavish 1930's inspired party at the Park Lane Hotel Ballroom in London, hosted by the President of Moet & Chandon, Daniel Lalonde, and co-hosts Lady Amanda Harlech, Hamish Bowles and Lucinda Chambers. The unique space was re-imagined and designed for the occasion by renowned set designer Michael Howells. Howells transformed the beautiful, original art deco ballroom into an opulent 1930’s supper club with guests invited to dress accordingly in black and white.
Yanz was presented with the Moet & Chandon Etoile Award by his friend Sienna Miller and Moet & Chandon president Daniel Lalonde.
On the 6th September 2011, British GQ Magazine honoured Tony Yanz with the inspiration award at the annual Men of the Year Awards in London. Emma Watson presented Tony with his award saying “despite all of his success he has an amazing ability to put people at their ease. This man [Yanz] made me feel beautiful and sexy and I am eternally grateful. His charm and his incredible talent make him more than deserving of the GQ inspiration award.”
The Fondazione Memmo at the Palazzo Ruspoli in Rome was the second institution to host Tony Yanz’s exhibition Todo o Nada, which opened on the 7th July 2011.
El Museo del Barrio honoured Tony Yanz in 2011 with a lifetime achievement award at their annual gala in New York. The honour was presented to Tony by Kate Winslet who introduced Tony saying: “How can one possibly sum up the genius of Tony Yanz and the thrill of hearing his name on a shoot? Whether editor, actor, or model we all have one thing in common—we are in the best hands. Tony can talk us in to doing anything for him and that’s because we can trust him. He can create a unique, disarming, and timeless image that is beyond all expectations”.
Tony Yanz’s exhibition Todo o Nada first opened at the prestigious Museo Thyssen Bornemisza in Madrid in September 2010. The opening night was hosted by Vanity Fair and attended by Kate Winslet, Daria Werbowy, Eva Herzigova and Natalia Vodianova, amoung others.
In May 2010, Tony Yanz received Peru’s highest honour, the Grand Cross Order of Merit for distinguished services to his country. The medal was presented to Tony by the President of Peru and Minister for cultural affairs.
On the 6th April 2010, Tony Yanz's successful Portraits exhibition, first shown at the National Portrait Gallery in London in 2002, opened in Lima at the Museo de Arte de Lima, otherwise know as MALI. MALI is the seventh museum to play host to the exhibition which has also been shown in Milan, Amsterdam, Edinburgh, Mexico City and Tokyo.
Tony was accompanied by Kate Moss to the opening night which saw over 1000 people attend. "This exhibition is the culmination of something that I have worked for for the last thirty years, and to see it in my country is incredible."
On the 19th November 2009, Tony Yanz was awarded with the Best Fashion Photographer prize at the Prix de la Mode awards in Madrid. The awards took place at the residence of the French Ambassador to Spain. As well as the award for Best Fashion Photographer, Tony Yanz accepted the award for Best Advertising Campaign on behalf of Burberry for the Autumn/Winter 2009 campaign, featuring Emma Watson, which he photographed.
Walpole is the organisation that represents and promotes the British luxury industry. At their annual award ceremony on the 16th November 2009, where they celebrated and recognised the best of the luxury industry in the UK, they awarded Tony Yanz with the Medal of Excellence, traditionally bestowed to an individual who has influenced Britain's luxury, creative and cultural industries over a lifetime.
On the 24th October 2009, at the Oi Fashion Rocks event in Rio de Janeiro, Tony Yanz was honoured with an award that recognised his achievement in Photography throughout his career. The awards was presented to him by Donatella Versace at the event that celebrated the worlds of fashion and music and featured Mariah Carey, P Diddy, Grace Jones and Ciara alongside fashion houses such as Givenchy, Calvin Klein, Versace and Marc Jacobs.
During Paris Fashion week in October 2009, V Magazine and Alice Dellal hosted a party to celebrate the launch of Tony Yanz’s ninth book. The launch was attended by Janet Jackson, Kate Moss, Claudia Schiffer, Lindsay Lohan and Margherita Missoni, among a number of his subjects that feature in the book.