Top 10 Photographers
This is a list of my Favourite Top 10 Photographers that i have researched. I would like to know and see how these photgraphs were made.
- Andreas Gwrsky
- Sonja Braas
- Thomas Ruff
- Peter Fischli & David Weiss
- Candida Hofer
- Martin Liebscher
- Balthasar Burkhara
- Axel Hutte
- Heiner Schilling
- Inge Rambow
Andreas Gursky was born in Leipzig. He studied under Bernd Becker and lives and works in Dusseldorf. Andreas Gursky’s photography tells a story. “Signatures of Modern life” would be an apt title. Even when he focuses his camera on nature, Gursky find no object6 that stands scrutiny in it own right. Andreas Gursky first started on the stock market theme in 1990.
2. Sonja Braas
Sonja Braas was born in Siegen, in 1968. Sonja Braas studied in visual communication, photo and film design at the Fachhochschule Dortmund 1991-97. Also studied photography at the school of Visual Arts, New York 1995-96. Sonja Braas now lives and works in Germany and New York. Sonja Braas does not answer in her landscape photography.
3. Thomas RuffThomas Ruff was born in Zell Am Harmesbach 1958. Thomas Ruff studied at the Stadatiche Kunstakedemie Dusseldorf under Bernd Becher. Thamas Ruff was one of the Bernd and Hilla Becher’s students at the end of the 1970s and in the early 1980s. In 2000 he was appointed to succeed Bernd Becher as professor at the Kunstakdemie Dusseldorf. Thamas Ruff lives and works in Dusseldorf.
Peter Fischi is the top picture, he was born in Zurich 1952. Academi Di Belle Arti, Urbino 1975 -76. Academi Di Belle Arti, Bologna 1976 -77. David Weiss was born in Zurich 1946. Vokurs, Kunstgewerbeschule, Zurich 1963 -64. Kunstgewerbeschule, Basel (Sculpture class) 1964 -65. The both began working together in the year of 1979. Peter Fischli and David Weiss lives and work in Zurich. They think there is nothing more superficial than pictures of Flowers.
Candida Hofer was born in Eberswalde. Candida Hofer studied at the Kolne Wer Kschule 1964- 68, Kunstakademie Dusseldorf, filf class od Ole John 1973- 76 ans studied at the Kunstakademie Dusseldorf, photography class of Bernd and Hilla Becher 1976- 83. Candida Hofer photographs in public and semi- public spaces that date from various epochs. These are spaces accessible to everyone. Candida Hofer lives and works in Cologne.
Martin Liebscher was born in Naumburg/ Saalee 1964. Martin Libsher studied at the Staatliche Hochschule Fur Bilbende Kunste, Stadelschule, Frankfurt/ Main under Thomas Bayrle and Martin Kippenberge scholarship of the studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes, 1990- 95. Slade school of Arts, London 1993. He lives and works in Berlin.
Balthasar Burkhard was born in Bern. He went to the University of illinois in Chicago, were he studied photography. Balthasar Burkhard lives and works in Bern. Balthasar Burkhard’s photographic oeuvre stand out for its hermeticism and poetic depth. His work manifestly verge on other art such as paintings, sculpture and architecture.
8. Axel Hutte
Axel Hutte was born in Essen 1951. Axel Hutte studied at the Kunstakademie Dusseldorf 1973- 81. DAAD- Scholarship for London 1982. Hermann Claasen Preis 1993. Axel Hutte lives and works in Dusseldorf. Heaven, earth, water and forests are the natural ingredients i Axel Hutte’s landscape.
Heiner Schilling is born in Cologne in 1969 Heiner Schilling studied at the Ecole Nationale De La Photographie, Arles 1991-92 and also studied at the statlich Kunstakademie Dusseldorf Under Bernd Becher. DAAD Scholarship for Tokyo 1998/ 99 Heiner Schilling lives and workes on Cologne. All the large cities, no mater where, resemble one another, at first sight. Heiner Schilling exclusively uses a plat camera to take his largescale photographs.
Top Left, MM21 1, Yokohama, 1998. Top Right Landscape Kawasaki 11, 1999. Bottom Left Parking 111 Yokohama, 1999. Bottom Right Landscape Moscow, 2001. All of Heiner Schilling’s phototgraphy looks like he is trying to find story scenes that you would not have seen before.
10. Inge Rambow
Inge Rambow was born in Marienburg 1940. Inge Rambow lives and workes in Frankfunt/ Main. Desertions is the name Inge Rambow has given to the landscape portraits. At first glance, we are struck by their over wheming beauty. At a second glance, we are no longer so sure. And it is only when we look more closely that we relize what we had initially found so pleasing was not virgin nature, but industial waste land.