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Bernd Becher (German, 1931- )
Hilla Becher (German, 1934- )

Bernd Becher, born in Siegen Germany, studied painting and lithography at the Staatlichen Kunstakademie, Stuttgart, and studied typography at the Staatlichen Kunstakademie, Dusseldorf, from 1957-1961. Hilla studied photography in Potsdam (where she was born) and painting at Staatlichen Kunstakademie. After they married in 1961, the Bechers began working together as free-lance photographic artists. The focus of their photographic art is the documentation of architectonic culture by creating forms of architectural typologies framed with a serial quality. Both artists are photography instructors at the Staatlichen Kunstakademie, Dusseldorf.
- Joyce Roetter

Selected Bibliography
Andre, Carl. "Anote on Bernhard and Hilla Becher." New York: Artforum, (December 1972).

Vaizey, Marina. The Artist as Photographer. New York: Holt, Rinehart, and Winston, 1982.

Jenkins, William. New Topographics: Photographs of a Man-Altered Landscape. Rochester, New York: International Museum of Photography, George Eastman House, 1975.


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