The Easel

A class apart: a new show explores the radical approach of the Bechers and their students

Gursky, Ruff, Struth, Hofer – famous names in photography who all studied under Bernd Becher. Becher and his wife together pioneered an objective style of photography that blurred “the gap between documentation and Minimal Art.” Their students have applied this aesthetic in diverse ways and “completely [overturned] the function, aesthetic, and position of photography as an artistic medium.” More images are here.