Thomas StruthShinju-ku (TDK), Tokyo 1986 1986

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Artist
Thomas Struth (born 1954)
Title
Shinju-ku (TDK), Tokyo 1986
Date 1986
MediumPhotograph, black and white, on paper
Dimensionsimage: 349 x 594 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Purchased 1995
Reference
P77744
Not on display

Summary

Thomas Struth began taking photographs of industrialised cities when he was studying under Bernd Becher (born 1931) at the Düsseldorf Academy in the late 1970s. He has continued to explore and develop the theme for almost twenty years, focusing his attention on such cities as New York, Tokyo, Berlin and Naples. Since the mid 1980s he has also produced landscapes, portraits and photographs of visitors in museums. Struth's images of the urban environment concentrate on seemingly unspectacular streets and public spaces. He seeks to record the face of urban space, seeing the architectural environment as a site where a community expresses its history and identity… (read more)

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