Thomas Struth is boen in 1954 in Geldern; he lives and works in Berlin.
Thomas Struth studied painting under Gerhard Richter before devoting himself to photography in the 1980s. The influence of Bernd and Hilla Becher, and their particular interest in the industrial world of the early twentieth century, can be seen in his works. Seeking to adopt a certain objectivity towards the subjects he photographs, he operates in terms of series and thereby inventories different aspects of our contemporary societies. His work is intended to reveal social, economic or political structures more than to spotlight specific identities. The visual power of his images is born from a mastery of photographic technique as well as from the importance Struth awards to prints, which are often issued in large formats and which possess a sharpness that lends full presence to details.