Blast furnaces, cooling towers, gasometers, water towers, lime kilns, compressors, factory halls, head-frames of mine shafts - not the stuff of excitement for most of us. However these anonymous industrial structures have been a fountain of passion for the German photographers' Bernd and Hilla Becher
Thomas Ruff (born 1958 in Zell am Harmersbach) is an internationally renowned German photographer who lives and works in Dusseldorf.
Thomas Ruff studied photography from 1977 to 1985 with Bernd and Hilla Becher at the Kunstakademie Dusseldorf (Dusseldorf Art Academy). Ruff names Walker Evans, Euge
Andreas Gursky's hyper-real images take photography just about as far from the narrative tradition as is possible without entering abstraction. Although his pictures are devoid of romance -- what you see is what you get -- and he employs a camera with a large depth of focus, rendering even the most r
Alfredo Jaar is one of the most uncompromising artists working today. His installations, combining elements of photography, architecture and theater, and often featuring graphic documentary imagery in the form of back-lit transparencies, explore the complex relationships between developed nations and