What Bernd and Hilla Becher Saw in the Remnants of Industry | The New Yorker


What Bernd and Hilla Becher Saw in the Remnants of Industry

What Bernd and Hilla Becher Saw in the Remnants of Industry

The husband-and-wife photography team spent decades rigorously documenting the postwar architectural landscape—and captivated the art world along the way.

via The New Yorker: https://www.newyorker.com/culture/photo-booth/what-bernd-and-hilla-becher-saw-in-the-remnants-of-industry

In 1977, the critic Hilton Kramer wrote in the Times that the Bechers’ photographs “look like the sort of pictures one sees in a real estate office.” The unflappable Hilla was said to have responded, “That’s O.K. We like real-estate photographs.”


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