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Candida Hofer

German photographer Candida Hofer was born in 1944 in the town of Eberswalde in Eastern Germany, near the Polish border. She is a graduate of the Kolner Werkschulen, the Cologne Academy of Fine and Applied Arts. From there, she refined her craft with Bernd and Hilla Becher, award-winning photographers, who also guided her illustrious peers, Andreas Gursky, Thomas Ruff and Thomas Struth. Following graduation in 1968, she captured portraits for newspapers and magazines, including a series on Liverpudlian poets in the late 1960s.