Candida Höfer

  • Hilla Becher

    THE NEWS reached me in Mexico while I was taking photographs. It came as a great shock to me. I needed a break; later, I did find some comfort in continuing to take photographs. I had last seen Hilla just a week before I left Cologne. I found her in very good spirits. We embraced and planned to see each other again after my return.

    She had always followed what I was doing with a relaxed, unstrained continuity. Relaxed and unstrained are also the key words for Hilla’s and Bernd’s respective approaches to teaching, as different as they were from each other. Everything was about experiencing art as