(German, b.1951) is a photographer associated with the Düsseldorf School of Photography, and best known for his nighttime landscapes taken using long exposures. Born in Essen, he studied at the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf from 1973 until 1981 under Bernd and Hilla Becher
(German, 1931–2007; b.1934), and became part of a group of German artists that included Andreas Gursky
(b.1955) and Thomas Ruff
These artists, known as the Düsseldorf School, developed an aesthetic based on the tradition of Neue Sachlichkeit and characterized by deadpan, documentary-style images. Hütte's series As Dark/As Light
(2001) captures cities around the world at night, with an emphasis on carefully constructed, geometric compositions. Long exposures crystallize Hütte's landscapes, giving them a painterly, timeless quality. His work has been exhibited at the Musée d'art moderne de la Ville de Paris, the Institut Valencià d'Art Modern in Valencia, Spain, and the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid. He lives and works in Düsseldorf.