Bernd and Hilla Becher

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Bernd (left) and Hilla Becher

Bernhard "Bernd" Becher (20 August 1931 – 22 June 2007), and Hilla Becher (2 September 1934 – 10 October 2015), were a couple of German photographers, working as a duo.

The Bechers are known for their photographic series, or typologies, showing industrial buildings and structures, often presented in grids. They started the so-called Düsseldorf School of Photography, and have influenced generations of photographers from all over the world. They were given the Erasmus Prize and the Hasselblad Award.