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Axel Hütte is a German photographer.

Alex Hütte
Born 1951
Nationality German
Education Düsseldorf School of Photography
Known for photography
Movement landscape, cityscape



Hütte was born in the German city of Essen in 1951. He studied photography in Düsseldorf Art Academy from 1973 to 1981, attending Bernd Becher’s class.[1] He received a scholarship from the German Academic Exchange Service to study in London and in 1985 a scholarship to study at the German Study Center in the Palazzo Barbarigo della Terrazza in Venice. From 1986 to 1988 he was the recipient of a Karl Schmidt-Rottluff scholarship.

In 1993, Hütte received the Hermann Claasen Prize for Creative Photography. Since then, he has been working as a freelance photographer. He shares a studio with Andreas Gursky and Thomas Ruff. He is considered one of five main representatives of the Düsseldorf School of Photography.[2]


  • As Dark As Light. Schirmer/Mosel Verlag. 2001. ISBN 978-388-814929-0.
  • Terra Incognita. Reina Sofia. 2004. ISBN 978-848-026217-0.
  • Axel Hütte speaks with Stephan Berg. La Fábrica Editorial and Fundación Telefónica. 2009. ISBN 978-849-249889-5.
  • Towards the Wood. Schirmer/Mosel Verlag. 2011. ISBN 978-382-960515-1.





Hütte's work is held in the following permanent public collections:[12]