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Hilla Becher

German photographer and professor

Brief biography, in most instances from the Union List of Artist Names® Online:
Born 2 September 1934. In the early 1950s, Becher trained as a photographer in Potsdam, Germany. She also worked as a commercial photographer in Hamburg, Germany. In 1957 Becher settled in Düsseldorf, Germany. From 1958 to 1961, she studied and organized a photography section at the Staatlichen Kunstakademie, Düsseldorf. In 1959, Hilla Wobeser began working with Bernd Becher in Düsseldorf as artistic and industrial photographers. In 1961 the Bechers married and began to develop a project of diocumentary photography of industrial constructions in the Netherlands. In 1974-1975 and in 1977-1978, the Bechers photographed in Pennsylvania, United States. Hilla Becher is a professor of photography at the Staatlichen Kunstakademie, Düsseldorf.

Artist ID number in the Union List of Artist Names®: ULAN 500116108.
The ULAN link above leads to a cataloging authority record at the Getty Research Institute.

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