Düsseldorf School of Photography
The Düsseldorf School of Photography (better known as Becher School or simply Düsseldorf School) derives its name from the Arts Academy of the city of Düsseldorf (Kunstakademie Düsseldorf). This is where Bernd and Hilla Becher taught photography as an art form starting from 1976.
The Düsseldorf School set the new gold standards for excellence in art photography. In fact, the Bechers were known for their hard-line view of experimental and expressive photography techniques, most notably associated with Otto Steinert. Some of the most famous graduates include Thomas Ruff, Thomas Struth, Andreas Gursky, Candida Höfer and Laurenz Berges.