AboutFrom September 2014 on, Kunsthalle Düsseldorf shows an exhibition of works by Thomas Ruff (Zell am Harmersbach, Germany, 1958). As the leading figure in the Dusseldorf school of photography, Ruff is best known for his series of staged and generic portraits. The exhibition concentrates on the pivotal change affecting photography over the last 30 years: the gradual disappearance of light in the transition from analogue to digital photography. Starting with Ruff's âPhotograms' (2012 to the present-day) a simulation of this historical genre the exhibition includes amongst others âSterne' (1989-1992), âNächte' (1992-1996) and his first series, âInterieurs' (1979-1983). Technical considerations, rendered in images of stars at night, infrared shots of city suburbs and domestic still lives, construct a political and social perspective of the status of images.