Bernd & Hilla Becher

Bernhard “Bernd” Becher and Hilla Becher were German artists who worked as a collaborative duo, as well as being partners professionally, they were also married. They are best known for their large collection of photographic images, or typologies, of industrial buildings and structures. Sadly Bernd died in 2007.

Their work is of interest to me, since I have been looking at photographing alternative landscapes and have also done a photo shoot at Sizewell, which is home to the 2 nuclear power stations, Sizewell A & B. I hope to be doing another photo shoot in the near future at another power station, as I was pleased with the results I obtained on my last shoot. By looking at other artists and photographers who work with alternative landscapes and industrial structures, it is enabling me to look at landscapes in a whole new light and allowing me to come up with new ideas whilst producing new images for myself.

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© Bernd & Hilla Becher

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© Bernd & Hilla Becher

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© Bernd & Hilla Becher

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© Bernd & Hilla Becher

Bernd and Hilla Becher. Winding Towers, Belgium, Germany. 1971–91. Gelatin silver prints, each 15 3:4 x 12 1:8%22 (40 x 30.8 cm). Lent by Hilla Becher. Courtesy Sonnabend Gallery, New York. © Hilla Becher

Bernd and Hilla Becher. Winding Towers, Belgium, Germany. 1971–91. Gelatin silver prints, each 15 3/4 x 12 1/8″ (40 x 30.8 cm). Lent by Hilla Becher. Courtesy Sonnabend Gallery, New York. © Hilla Becher

References

B & H Becher, (2014). Winding Towers, Belgium, Germany. 1971–91. [image] Available at: http://www.moma.org/images/dynamic_content/exhibition_page/14497.jpg?1404310817 [Accessed 10 Jul. 2014].

Getty.edu, (2014). Bernd and Hilla Becher (Getty Museum). [online] Available at: http://www.getty.edu/art/gettyguide/artMakerDetails?maker=1813 [Accessed 10 Jul. 2014].

Moma.org, (2014). MoMA | Bernd and Hilla Becher: Landscape/Typology. [online] Available at: http://www.moma.org/visit/calendar/exhibitions/95 [Accessed 10 Jul. 2014].

Tate.org.uk, (2014). Bernd Becher and Hilla Becher | Tate. [online] Available at: http://www.tate.org.uk/art/artists/bernd-becher-and-hilla-becher-718 [Accessed 10 Jul. 2014].

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