Bernd and Hilla Becher developed a new innovative approach to photography when they set out to photograph some very unconventional things, like water towers, blast furnaces and silos. Their main objective was to help photography retain the documentary nature of its origins and free it of “Expressionist longings,” as propagated by the German artists pioneering the New Objectivity movement. The Dusseldorf School’s main aim was to comprehensively affect photography with its tough, impassive portrayals and penchant for straight lines. This program narrates the story of the the Dusseldorf school of photography, a continuation of Germany’s New Objectivity which emerged in 1968. Covers other integral personalities like Candida Höfer, Wünderlich’s religious buildings, “Collegium Helveticum” “jpegs.” “Art Institute of Chicago II” and many others.
(The New German Objectivity: Photo, Enhanced DVD, 26 minutes) ISBN: 978-0-81608-882-9 Copy Right Date: 2011 CC