Large-Scale Photography

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Used to describe photographs that are much larger in size than those associated with traditional film photography. In the 1980s, technology for creating human-scale photographic prints emerged and thus became a central part of the practice of artists such as Jeff Wall and Cindy Sherman. In the 1990s, the group most commonly associated with large-scale photography, and in many ways responsible for the worldwide popularity of the technique, were the students of Bernd and Hilla Becher at the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf, including Thomas Struth, Andreas Gursky, Candida Höfer, and Thomas Ruff. Although today large scale photography is generally associated with digital color printing, it also encompasses traditional chemical printing techniques.

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