Candida Hofer (born 4 February 1944) is a German photographer. She is former student of Bernd and Hilla Becher. Like other Becher students, Hofer's work is known for technical perfection and a strictly conceptual approach. From 1997 to 2000, she taught as professor at the Hochschule fur Gestaltung, Karlsruhe. Hofer is the recipient of the 2018 Outstanding Contribution to Photography award, as part of the Sony World Photography awards. She is based in Cologne.