From 1993 to 1998 Götz Diergarten (German, born 1972) studied free arts / creative photography at the Akademie der Künste in Düsseldorf with Bernd Becher. Diergarten was in the last class Becher taught there. After completing his studies he attended the Hochschule für Gestaltung in Zurich until 2000. Diergarten’s photographic themes are everyday architectural forms such as façades, abandoned vacation cottages, swimming pool locker rooms, and subway stations. In his photographic series Diergarten combines the conceptual stringency of the image typology with a narrative eye for the colors and details of the subjects he depicts.