Monday, June 25, 2007

Bernd Becher 1931-2007

The wires are reporting Bernd Becher passed away in Rostock.

Becher, working alongside his wife Hilla was known for his industrial typologies. As a professor at the Staatliche Kunstakademie Düsseldorf , he was also known as the influential teacher and mentor of most of the members of what has become known as the German Scool - Struth, Gursky, Esser, Höfer, Ruff and many more.

(Hilla and Bernd Becher - Photo by?)

Becher was probably one of the major influences on contemporary photography.
(Link to NY Times obit)

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