Candida Höfer

born 1944

Biography

Candida Höfer (born 1944) is a Cologne, Germany-based photographer and a former student of Bernd and Hilla Becher. Like other Becher students – Axel Hütte, Andreas Gursky, Thomas Ruff, Thomas Struth – Höfer's work is known for technical perfection and a strictly conceptual approach. From 1997 to 2000, she taught as professor at the Hochschule für Gestaltung, Karlsruhe. Höfer is the recipient of the 2018 Outstanding Contribution to Photography award, as part of the Sony World Photography awards.

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Dusseldorf School of Photography

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Tate Papers

Production in View: Allan Sekula’s Fish Story and the Thawing of Postmodernism

Bill Roberts

Bill Roberts argues that Fish Story 1989–95 by the photographer and theorist Allan Sekula expresses a shift from a ...

Tate Papers

Lawrence Alloway’s Spatial Utopia: Contemporary Photography as ‘Horizontal Description’

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