Alongside several others, Thomas Struth (b.1954, lives and works in Dusseldorf) has worked so compellingly and inventively in color photography as to elevate it alongside much more historic media. Like his contemporary Andreas Gursky, Struth’s work is often printed to a monumental scale, encouraging comparisons to history painting and other grand forms. Struth studied under Gerhard Richter and Bernd and Hilla Becher at the Kunstakademie, Dusseldorf from 1973-80. His work has been featured in exhibitions such as Documenta IX and the Venice Biennial. Possibly his best known work, the Museum Photographs, capture spectators as they gaze upon various iconic works of art in institutions across the globe. His work is held by the Art Institute of Chicago, The Dallas Museum of Art, The Guggenheim, the Hirshorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, SFMoMA, the Tate Gallery, London and many others.