Bernd Becher


I just learned today that Bernd Becher died on Friday, June 22. He was most known for the collaboration with his wife, Hilla Becher, photographing industrial and architectural typologies in Europe and America. Maybe more important though, was his role as an influential teacher at the Düsseldorf Art Academy where Andreas Gursky, Thomas Struth, Thomas Ruff and Candida Höfer emerged.

Here is a wonderful piece I found that I think really gives a feeling for how they lived and worked.


About Richard Boutwell

I am an emerging photographer originally from the Hi-Desert of Southern California, and relocated to Bucks County, Pennsylvania in 2002 for an intensive apprenticeship with the photographers Michael A. Smith and Paula Chamlee. I now live in Philadelphia, and concentrate on my own projects and writing.
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