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Andreas Gursky

 (born 1955)
Andreas Gursky is active/lives in Germany.  Andreas Gursky is known for large-scale photographs-social commentary.

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Andreas Gursky (1955-)

One might say that Andreas Gursky learned photography three times.  Born in 1955, he grew up in Düsseldorf, the only child of a successful commercial photographer, learning the tricks of that trade before he had finished high school.  In the late 1970s, he spent two years in nearby Essen at the Folkwangschule (Folkwang School), which Otto Steinert had established as West Germany's leading training ground for professional photographers, especially photojournalists.

At Essen, Gursky encountered photography's documentary tradition, a sophisticated art of unembellished observation, whose earnest outlook was remote from the artificial enticements of commercial work.  Finally, in the early 1980   ...  Displaying 750 of 2784 characters.

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