Thomas Struth (born on 1954 in Geldern) is a German photographer who is best known for his family portraits and 1970's large format black and white photographs of the streets of Düsseldorf and New York. He trained at the Düsseldorf Academy from 1973 until 1980 where he initially studied painting, and then photography. In the mid-1980s, after a meeting with psychoanalyst Ingo Hartmann, he started to produce family portraits, some of which are in colour and others in black and white. He casts a neutral and somewhat remote eye on the world and its inhabitants, photographing them with great impartiality, as an observer of the state of things. The group spans three generations with age being the significant aspect of the relationships between individuals, exploring the idea of connectedness, a context in which a person’s appearance, personality and psychology are formed.
About the stamp
The stamp is part of Green Progress set, about which I wrote here.
Thomas Struth -Wikipedia
Thomas Struth - Kunsthaus Zürich website
Press Release: Thomas Struth - National Portrait Gallery website
The Hirose Family, Hiroshima - collection.fraclorraine.org
Sender: Kwong Sang / Hydrogencyanide (postcrossing) NL-1345230
Sent from Tilburg (North Brabant / Netherlands), on 27.07.2012
Photo: Thomas Struth / 1987