For an entire generation of contemporary photographers, and by consequence for cohorts of young photography students, the photographic oeuvre of the husband and wife team Bernd and Hiller Becher has represented an obligatory initiation. Many have found their inspiration in this new way of conceiving photography, born in the Sixties and called “New German Objectivity”, in reference to an earlier movement, represented notably by August Sander in the 1930s.
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