press release

German husband-and-wife team Bernd and Hilla Becher are best known for their photographs of large-scale industrial buildings that are typically arranged in grids. Using a large-format camera, the Bechers have photographed hundreds of industrial structures-including water towers, grain silos, houses, and warehouses-with the aim of maintaining a straightforward and objective point of view. At once conceptual art and typological study, the Bechers' photography has influenced a generation of artists, from Candida Höfer and Andreas Gursky to Ed Ruscha and Henry Wessel.

The Grid
Bernd und Hilla Becher