Bernd & Hilla Becher

Posted on May 17, 2012


Bernd Becher, b. 1931, Siegen district, Germany; d. 2007, Rostock, Germany
Hilla Becher, b. 1934, Potsdam, Germany

Bernd Becher was born in 1931, in Siegen, Germany. He studied painting and lithography at the Staatliche Akademie der Bildenden Künste in Stuttgart from 1953 to 1956 and studied typography at the Staatliche Kunstakademie Düsseldorf from 1957 to 1961. Hilla Becher was born Hilla Wobeser in 1934, in Potsdam, Germany. She studied graphic and printing techniques at the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf, where she met Bernd Becher. The two artists first collaborated in 1959 and were married in 1961. They began working as freelance photographers, concentrating on industrial photography.