Tuesday, June 26, 2007

RIP: Bernd Becher

RIP: Bernd Becher. "...Bernd Becher, known with his wife, Hilla, for photographing relics of industry in the changing urban landscapes of late-20th-century Europe and the United States, died on Friday in Rostock, Germany. He was 75.
In 2004, the Bechers received a Hasselblad Award, one of the highest international honors in photography. The award citation called the couple 'among the most influential artists of our time,' noting that 'their systematic photography of functionalist architecture, often organizing their pictures in grids, brought them recognition as conceptual artists as well as photographers.'
The Hasselblad Foundation also said that as the founders of what became known as the Becher school, they influenced 'generations of documentary photographers and artists.'" A Portfolio of Works by Bernd and Hilla Becher at Masters of Photography.


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