Über den Autor und weitere Mitwirkende
Thomas Ruff(born 10 February 1958 in Zell am Harmersbach) is an internationally renowned German photographer who lives and works in Düsseldorf.Ruff studied photography from 1977 to 1985 with Bernd and Hilla Becher at the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf (Düsseldorf Art Academy), where fellow students included the photographers Andreas Gursky, Candida Höfer, Reinhard Mucha, Klaus Rinke, Thomas Struth, Angelika Wengler, and Petra Wunderlich. Ruff names Walker Evans, Eugène Atget, Karl Blossfeld, Stephen Shore and William Eggleston as his main influences. From 2000 to 2005 Ruff taught Photography at the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf. Ruff has exhibited widely, e.g. Documenta 9, the Venice Biennale (1995 and 2005).
Melanie Bono, born 1977 in Hanover, is associate director and curator on contemporary art at LWL-Landesmuseum für Kunst und Kulturgeschichte, Münster, Germany.