Wednesday, 20 January 2010
Candida Hofer is an architectural photographer who specialises in photographing historical public and semi public spaces. Since 1980 she has been photographing spaces without people, this can make her work seem a little detached but allows her to focus on the detail or the space, revealing patterns and repeated forms. The lack of people also draws the viewers attention to things that are out of place or might otherwise have gone unnoticed. I came across her work in the David Chipperfield exhibition at the Design Museum, she has taken some very beautiful pictures of the Neues Museum. There are several books of her work and she has exhibited all over the world. She was born in Germany in 1944 and studied under Bernd and Hilla Becher who were most well known for their photos of industrial buildings.
Theatre In Napoli, 2009
The Metropolitan Opera in New York, 2005
The New National Gallery in Berlin, 2002
The Neues Museum in Berlin, 2009
Ballet Studio in Hamburg, 2000