Galerie Greta Meert is pleased to present a selection of works from two intricately linked bodies of work by German photographer Thomas Struth in a new Online Viewing Room. This viewing room brings together Struth's early black-and-white pictures of New York and Chicago, along with Vehicle Assembly Building, Kennedy Space Center, Cape Canaveral 2008—a striking example of one of his first technology photographs.
Thomas Struth (b. 1954, Geldern, Germany) first gained recognition with his black-and-white photographs of streets and urban environments. The deadpan yet refined central perspective in these photographs of Paris, Rome, Tokyo, New York, Chicago, or the cities of the Ruhr valley, allows for a quasi-scientific analysis of our built environment. Expanding on the topological method of his teachers Bernd and Hilla Becher, Struth went on to apply his intensely focused photographic approach to a wide range of subjects. From Family Portraits to Flowers, Places of Worship or Museums and their audiences, and more recently, sites of technology, he devices idiosyncratic ways to explore themes that pertain to central societal and philosophical questions.
Courtesy Galerie Greta Meert