The artist Jörg Sasse was born in Bad Salzuflen, Germany, in 1962. He is considered an important representative of the Düsseldorf school of photography. From 1982 to 1988 he studied at Düsseldorf’s art academy under Bernd and Hilla Becher. Since 1988 he has taught at a number of different schools. He assumed a professorship in 2003 at the present-day Folkwang Universität der Künste, a comprehensive art school, but resigned five years later. As early as the mid-1970s Sasse was writing computer programmes, and the digital manipulation of photographs has played a major role in his work since 1993; as patterns he uses old photographs, some of them found at flea markets. He turns them into new photographs by means of collages and computer manipulation. His works have been shown in numerous solo exhibitions, for example at the Kunsthalle Bremen (2001), the Musée de Grenoble (2004) and the Museum Kunstpalast Düsseldorf (2007). He has also shown work in exhibitions at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York (2005) and the Huis de Marseille in Amsterdam (2015).