DAC Collection Artist Information
Bernd and Hilla Becher
German photographers' partnership
Brief biography, in most instances from the Union List of Artist Names® Online:
Bernd and Hilla Becher are a husband and wife photography team that specializes in images of stereotypical buildings and industrial structures. In 1959, Bernd and Hilla Becher began working together as artist photographers in Düsseldorf, West Germany. They also photographed industrial architecture. In 1961, the Bechers married and began to develop a project of documentary photography on industrial constructions in the Netherlands. Both Bernd and Hilla Becher are professors of photography at the Staatliche Kunstakademie, Düsseldorf, Germany.
Artist ID number in the Union List of Artist Names®: ULAN 500041221.
The ULAN link above leads to a cataloging authority record at the Getty Research Institute.
Objects related to Bernd and Hilla Becher:
|Bernd and Hilla Becher||Coal Tipple, Goodspring, Pa., 1975||Gelatin silver print|
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