Art History: Bernd & Hilla Becher

Rensdorfstr. 5 Salchendorf,  1959becherCollaborative artists Bernd and Hilla Becher are renowned for their photographic typologies, or systematic classifications, of industrial architecture. Their purposely “objective” point of view was featured in the groundbreaking 1975 exhibition The New Topographics: Photographs of a Man-Altered Landscape. They influenced a new generation of contemporary photographers, in particular Andreas Gursky, Thomas Struth, and Candida Höfer, all of whom studied with Bernd at the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf.

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III: Rensdorstrasse 5, Salchendorf, 1959
IV: Rensdorfstrasse 5, Salchendorf, 1959
II: Tränkestrasse 3, Haiger-Seelbach, 1972
VII: Heuslingstrasse 342, Oberheuslingen 1970
I: Wiesenstrasse 35, Siegen, 1970

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