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Bernd & Hilla Becher's Beautiful Black and White Building Portra

By: Marissa Liu - Published:   Updated: Aug 4 2011 • References: butdoesitfloat & masters-of-fine-art-photography
Bernd Becher and Hilla Becher were a married German photography duo best known for their images of industrial architecture. The Bechers began collaborating in 1959 (and were married in 1961) and worked as freelance photographers capturing industrial and domestic structures in black and white.

Bernd Becher studied lithography and painting and Hilla Becher (née Wobeser) was also a painter before they discovered their true subject in the functional beauty of industrial architecture.

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