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ID: 500041221
Page Link: http://vocab.getty.edu/page/ulan/500041221

 
Record Type: Corporate Body
Becher, Bernd and Hilla (German photographers' partnership, established 1959)

Note: 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.

Names:
Becher, Bernd and Hilla (preferred,V,index)
Becher, Bernhard and Hilla (V)
Becher, Bernd & Hilla (V)
Bernd and Hilla Becher (V)

Nationalities:
German (preferred)

Roles:
artists (preferred)
partnership
studio
photography studio
photographers
teachers

Gender: not applicable

Start and End Places:
Start:  Dusseldorf (North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany) (inhabited place)

Events:
location:   Dusseldorf (North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany) (inhabited place)

Related People or Corporate Bodies:
parent of ....  Becher, Max  
................  (German photographer and video artist, born 1964) [500330713]
partner was (firm to person) ....  Becher, Bernd  
................................................  (German photographer, 1931-2007) [500027822]
partner was (firm to person) ....  Becher, Hilla  
................................................  (German photographer and professor, 1934-2015) [500116108]
teacher of ....  Gursky, Andreas  
..................  (German photographer, born 1955) [500115262]
teacher of ....  Höfer, Candida  
..................  (German photographer, born 1944) [500116144]
teacher of ....  Ruff, Thomas  
..................  (German photographer, born 1958) [500110115]
teacher of ....  Struth, Thomas  
..................  (German photographer, born 1954) [500037064]

List/Hierarchical Position:
 ....  Corporate Bodies
 ........  Becher, Bernd and Hilla (I)

Biographies:
(German photographers' partnership, established 1959) ..... [VP Preferred]
(German photographers and teachers; active Düsseldorf (West Germany, now Germany), from 1959, Netherlands, 1961, Pennsylvania (United States), 1974-1975 and 1977-1978) ..... [CCA]
(German photographers' partnership, beginning collaboration 1959 in Düsseldorf, Germany to the present) ..... [VP]
(artist, active 20th century) ..... [GRISC]

Additional Names:

Sources and Contributors:
Becher, Bernd and Hilla ........ [CCA Preferred, GRISC Preferred, VP Preferred]
.............................................  CCA Department of Collections Documentation
.............................................  Harald Szeemann papers, Finding Aid, GRI Special Collections (2011-)
.............................................  J. Paul Getty Museum, collections online (2000-)
Becher, Bernd & Hilla ........ [CCA]
.........................................  Eastman House Database [online] (n.d.)
Becher, Bernhard and Hilla ........ [CCA]
...................................................  Canadian Centre for Architecture database
Bernd and Hilla Becher ........ [CCA, GRISC, VP]
...........................................  Canadian Centre for Architecture database
...........................................  Harald Szeemann papers, Finding Aid, GRI Special Collections (2011-)

Subject: ........ [CCA, GRISC, VP]
....................  Auer, Encyclopédie des Photographes (1985)
....................  Becher, Pennsylvania Coal Mine Tipples (1991)
....................  Becher, Water Towers (1988)
....................  Canadian Centre for Architecture database
....................  CCA Department of Collections Documentation
....................  CCA Photographers' Vertical Files (n.d.)
....................  Eastman House Database [online] (n.d.)
....................  Harald Szeemann papers, Finding Aid, GRI Special Collections (2011-)
....................  J. Paul Getty Museum, collections online (2000-)
....................  Naylor, Contemporary Photographers (1988)
 
Note:
English .......... [CCA, VP]
.......... Auer, Encyclopédie des Photographes (1985)
.......... Eastman House Database [online] (n.d.)
.......... Naylor, Contemporary Photographers (1988)
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