Thomas Struth (b. 1954) is internationally recognised for his wide-ranging work, which includes photographs of urban views and architecture, landscapes, portraits, museums and places of worship. He trained at the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf (1973–80), and, during that time, he was the first artist in residence at the P.S.1 Studios in Long Island City. From 1993 to 1996 he was the first Professor of Photography at the newly founded Hochschule für Gestaltung, Karlsruhe. He has exhibited all over the world, and a large number of monographs have been published of his oeuvre, including Thomas Struth (MACK, 2014), and Thomas Struth: Unconscious Places (Schirmer/Mosel, 2012).