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Thomas Hoepker

Thomas Hoepker was born in Munich in 1936. He studied art history and archeology, then worked as a photographer for Münchner Illustrierte and Kristall between 1960 and 1963, reporting from all over the world. He joined Stern magazine as a photo-reporter in 1964.

Magnum began to distribute Hoepker's archive photographs in 1964. He worked as cameraman and producer of documentary films for German television in 1972, and from 1974 collaborated with his wife, the journalist Eva Windmoeller, first in East Germany and then in New York, where they moved to work as correspondents for Stern in 1976. From 1978 to 1981 Hoepker was director of photography for the American edition of Geo.

Hoepker worked as art director for Stern in Hamburg between 1987 and 1989, when he became a full member of Magnum. Specializing in reportage and stylish color features, he received the prestigious Kulturpreis of the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Photographie in 1968. Among many other awards for his work, he received one in 1999 from the German Ministry of Foreign Aid for Death in a Cornfield, a TV film on Guatemala. Today Hoepker lives in New York. He shoots and produces TV documentaries together with his second wife Christine Kruchen. He was president of Magnum Photos from 2003 to 2006. A retrospective exhibition, showing 230 images from fifty years of work, toured Germany and other parts of Europe in 2007.


1999  German ministry of foreign aid, 1st prize for documentary Death in a Cornfield
 1968  Kulturpreis, Deutsche Gesellschaft fur Photographie


2006  Photographien 1955-2005 - Photomuseum, Munich, Germany
 1995  Retrospective - Claus Tebbe Gallery, Cologne, Germany
 1994  The Maya - Kunsthalle Cologne, Cologne, Germany
 1985/87 Retrospective, 25 cities in Germany
 1976  Rizzoli Gallery, New York and Rizzoli Gallery, Washington D.C., USA
 1965  Kunst und Gewerbe Museum, Hamburg, Germany


2005  Thomas Hoepker, Photographien 1955-2005, Schirmer & Mosel, Germany
 1998  Return of the Maya: Guatemala. A Tale of Survival, Henry Holt, USA
 1991  Land of Enchantment, New Mexico, Philip-Morris books, Germany
 1989   HA Schult, Fetisch Auto, Germany
 1988  Rome, Hofmann & Campe, Germany
 1987   New Yorker: 50 unusual portraits, Stemmle, Schaffhausen, Germany
 1986   HA Schult, New York ist Berlin, Germany
 1986  Amerika: History of the discovery from Florida to Canada, Germany
 1985   Leben in der DDR. Life in East Germany, Sternbuch, Germany
 1985   Ansichten.Fotos von 1960 bis 1985, Braus, Heidelberg, Germany
 1984   Der Wahn vom Weltreich: Germany’s former Colonies, Sternbuch, Germany
 1984  Now! Überdosis New York/ HA Schult., Germany
 1983  Die New York-Story, GEO Buch, Germany
 1983  Thomas Höpker (I Grandi Fotografi), Rizzoli,Italy
 1978  Vienna, Time/Life books, Holland
 1977  Heinz Mack, Expedition in künstliche Gärten. Art in Desert and Ice, Sternbuch, 
 1976  Berliner Wände,  C. Hanser, Germany
 1974  Die Iren und ihre Lieder, (Ireland and its songs), Germany
 1967  Horst Janssen, artist’s portraits, Galerie Brockstedt, Germany
 1963  Yatun papa. Father of the Indians. Dr. Theodor Binder, Kosmos, Germany
 1963  Lebendiges Kiel, Presseamt der Stadt Kiel, Germany
 1960    Finnland, Terra Magica, Germany
 1957  Jugend in dieser Zeit, Steingrüben, Germany


2005  Ice-cold Splendor
 2003  Easter Island
 2000   Robinson Crusoe Island
 1998  Death in a Cornfield 
 1973  The Village Arabati


Thomas Hoepker

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Thomas Hoepker, Heartland - An American road trip in 1963

Edition I, New York, Editor Thomas Hoepker

A copy of the album Heartland - An American road trip in 1963 , signedThe print bearing the signature of the author on the obverse or the reverse, in pencil or ink. Personality can also be glued on the reverse picture. by the Author on the title page.


Heartland  is a series of 55 black-and-white photographs by the famous American photographer and member of Magnum Photos - Thomas Hoepker, taken while traveling in the United States in 1963. These photographs are images of the daily life of  America in 60s shown in the background of major historical and moral transformations of the time. The events such as Kennedy assassination, racial discrimination and the rebirth of patriotism is reflect in the photographs contained in the album. The expressive portraits and snapshots from the street show the essence of the American myth, a little bit bizarre, but typical to the American province scenery.


[Thomas Hoepker]:   It was 1963 and I was on the staff of ‘Kristall’ magazine in Germany, when the editor asked me if I would be interested in a road trip across America in the company of the writer Rolf Winter, a friend of mine. He said: “Show us the United States outside of the big cities and the well-known tourist spots. Show us ordinary people and their lives”. So we rented a car and drove from New York to Los Angeles and back, looking at Middle America. The trip took us three months.

Size: 25 x 39 cm
No. of Pages: 60
Language: English
Edition: 200
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