Thomas Struth's Control Panel, Kennedy Space Center, Cape Canaveral, 2008.
LONDON - Following the success of Sǀ2 London’s inaugural selling exhibition, Joseph Beuys Revealed, this second show celebrates the extraordinary legacy of Bernd and Hilla Becher. Andreas Gursky, Thomas Struth, Candida Höfer, Axel Hütte and Thomas Ruff – some of the greatest names in contemporary photography – all studied under this celebrated couple at the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf.
Bernd and Hilla Becher's Wassertürme (Water Towers), 1973.
The seminal practice of the Bechers with its rigorously objective approach to photographing industrial architecture inspired a generation of leading German photographers. Between 1976 and 1986, the Düsseldorf alumni swiftly acquired legendary status, since recognized as a turning point in the history of photography.
Featuring work by both the Bechers and their former students, the exhibition will run from 28 November until 7 January next year.