Thomas StruthHannah Erdrich-Hartmann and Jana-Maria Hartmann, Düsseldorf 1987 1987

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Artist
Thomas Struth (born 1954)
Title
Hannah Erdrich-Hartmann and Jana-Maria Hartmann, Düsseldorf 1987
Date 1987
MediumPhotograph, black and white, on paper
Dimensionsimage: 394 x 545 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Purchased 1995
Reference
P77747
Not on display

Summary

Hannah Erdich-Hartmann and Jana-Maria Hartmann, Düsseldorf 1987 is one of an ongoing series of portrait photographs of his friends that Thomas Struth began making in the mid 1980s. He had previously gained recognition for his black and white photographs of the urban environment. These works were notable for their stage-like emptiness and their concentration on architectural surfaces. However, despite the change of subject matter, the group portraits reflect his continuing desire to make carefully considered images, which present the scene before the camera in an objective manner. Compositions are simple and digital manipulation is avoided… (read more)

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