- Boris Becker, High-rise Bunker in Hamburg's Feldstrasse, 1986
- Boris Becker, Bridge of Unity, Wannsee, 1983
- Boris Becker, Esplanade, 1984
- Boris Becker, Martin Gropius Bau, 1983
- Boris Becker, City Train Bridge, 2014
The exhibition "Construction – Deconstruction / Images 1978–2014" with works by photographer Boris Becker opens at the Evelyn Drewes Gallery in Hamburg on 8 May – the evening reception starts at 19.00. Organised in collaboration with the Heinz Holtmann Gallery in Cologne, the exhibition is part of Hamburg's Triennial of Photography.
The photographer, who modestly describes himself as a 'finder of images', was born in Cologne in 1961. Having completed his studies at the National Art Academy in Dusseldorf, he became a Master Student at the Becher School. To this day, Becker remains one of the most influential photographers of our time. Neutral lighting, unusual perspectives and the Principle of Sequence are the hallmarks of his work: single images are strung together into a series of photographs taken in almost identical lighting conditions, using the same perspective and shooting distance. With this method, the photographer both catalogues and shows variations in architectural subjects such as high-rise bunkers and bridges.
Bridges and Bunkers
The exhibition spans the years from 1978 to 2014, with excerpts from Becker's series "Berlin", "Hochbunker" and "Konstruktionen". Along with house exteriors, bridges and the symbol-steeped landmark buildings of Berlin, the numerous high-rise bunkers of Hamburg are among the core elements of this solo exhibition.
Further information at Evelyn Drewes Gallery