HOME / Art : The big picture. Industrial-Strength Art The photographers who found beauty in the factory. By Christopher Benfey|Posted Wednesday, June 4, 2008, at 7:00 AM Tweet Click here to read a slide-show essay about Bernd and Hilla Becher. . Advertisement . . Tweet MYSLATE Save this story. Follow all Art articles. Follow the Arts section. Follow stories by Christopher Benfey. MySlate is a new tool that lets you track your favorite parts of Slate. You can follow authors and sections, track comment threads you're interested in, and more. SLATE'S MOST VIRAL Rule No. 1 for Female Academics: Don’t Have a Baby Sesame Street Creates a Muppet Whose Dad Is in Jail. Way Too Many Kids Relate. Here's What It Looks Like When a Technology Actually Dies Christopher Benfey is Mellon professor of English at Mount Holyoke. His latest book, A Summer of Hummingbirds, about writers and artists in Gilded Age America, has just been published by the Penguin Press. Click here to load comments.