Thomas Ruff

born 1958

Biography

Thomas Ruff (born 10 February 1958) is a German photographer who lives and works in Düsseldorf, Germany. He has been described as “a master of edited and reimagined images”.

Ruff shares a studio on Düsseldorf's Hansaallee, with other German photographers Laurenz Berges, Andreas Gursky and Axel Hütte. The studio, a former municipal electricity station, includes a basement gallery.

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Dusseldorf School of Photography

The Dusseldorf School of Photography refers to a group of photographers who studied at the Kunstakademie Dusseldorf in the mid ...

Press Release

Exposed: Voyeurism, Surveillance and the Camera

17 Sep 2009
Exposed: Voyeurism, Surveillance and the Camera: Press related to past exhibition.
Tate Etc

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Tate Etc

'For want of a new territory to conquer, the fictional energies of art have penetrated into the factual and material basis of photography': Street & Studio: An Urban History of Photography

To coincide with Tate Modern’s survey exhibition that explores the parallel worlds of photographs taken in the urban environment and ...

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Cruel and tender

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