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RUFF, Thomas (<i>born</i> 1958), Photographer

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

Published in print January 2006 | ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online November 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199899913
RUFF, Thomas (born 1958), Photographer

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German, 20th – 21st century, male.

Active in Düsseldorf.

Born 1958, in Zell am Harmersbach.

Photographer. Portraits.

From the 1980s on, Thomas Ruff created several series of portraits that were deliberately deprived of all emotion. He also shot interiors and architecture in the spirit of the architectural photography of the Bauhaus, before producing more politicised work in the 1990s with his series Nights, illustrating the Gulf War.

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