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Thomas Hoepker
Images Which Stay With Us

20 October 2015

Thirty photographs spanning fifty years in the career of Thomas Hoepker, from his first assignments as a reporter for Stern to the presidency of Magnum in the 2000s. From Cassius Clay to Andy Warhol, from Cuba to India, from fashion to war, from the everyday to great events, Hoepker has explored all the possibilities of photographic narrative, showing at every stage the same alchemical blend of intensity and lightness. His pictures aim both to entertain  and to ask questions of the viewer, emphasizing the contradictions and the contrasts of the scenes portrayed. A good example of his style is the famous shot in which a group of young New Yorkers are enjoying the late summer sun while, in the background, smoke still rises from the Twin Towers, shortly after the attack on September 11, 2001: a perfect synthesis of the unusual and the ordinary, of horror and normality.

Thomas Hoepker, Images Which Stay With Us
Johanna Breede PHOTOKUNST
Berlin
September 12 > November 28, 2015

Robert Frank, New York, 2000. © Thomas Hoepker / Magnum Photos. Courtesy: Johanna Breede, PHOTOKUNST.

Robert Frank, New York, 2000. © Thomas Hoepker / Magnum Photos. Courtesy: Johanna Breede, PHOTOKUNST.

Honest Joe Houston, 1963. © Thomas Hoepker / Magnum Photos. Courtesy: Johanna Breede, PHOTOKUNST.

Honest Joe Houston, 1963. © Thomas Hoepker / Magnum Photos. Courtesy: Johanna Breede, PHOTOKUNST.

Christo, New York, 1993. © Thomas Hoepker / Magnum Photos.

Christo, New York, 1993. © Thomas Hoepker / Magnum Photos.

View of Manhattan from Williamsburg Brooklyn 11 September 2001. © Thomas Hoepker. Courtesy: Johanna Breede, PHOTOKUNST.

View of Manhattan from Williamsburg Brooklyn 11 September 2001. © Thomas Hoepker. Courtesy: Johanna Breede, PHOTOKUNST.

Berlin, 1989. © Thomas Hoepker / Magnum Photos. Courtesy: Johanna Breede, PHOTOKUNST.

Berlin, 1989. © Thomas Hoepker / Magnum Photos. Courtesy: Johanna Breede, PHOTOKUNST.

Cuba, 2008. © Thomas Hoepker / Magnum Photos. Courtesy: Johanna Breede, PHOTOKUNST.

Cuba, 2008. © Thomas Hoepker / Magnum Photos. Courtesy: Johanna Breede, PHOTOKUNST.

Warhol, New York, 1981. © Thomas Hoepker / Magnum Photos. Courtesy: Johanna Breede, PHOTOKUNST.

Warhol, New York, 1981. © Thomas Hoepker / Magnum Photos. Courtesy: Johanna Breede, PHOTOKUNST.

Baustelle, New York, 1960. © Thomas Hoepker / Magnum Photos. Courtesy: Johanna Breede, PHOTOKUNST.

Baustelle, New York, 1960. © Thomas Hoepker / Magnum Photos. Courtesy: Johanna Breede, PHOTOKUNST.

Muhammad Ali, Chicago River Bridge, 1966. © Thomas Hoepker. Courtesy: Johanna Breede, PHOTOKUNST.

Muhammad Ali, Chicago River Bridge, 1966. © Thomas Hoepker. Courtesy: Johanna Breede, PHOTOKUNST.

Muhammad Ali, Chicago, 1966. © Thomas Hoepker. Courtesy: Johanna Breede, PHOTOKUNST.

Muhammad Ali, Chicago, 1966. © Thomas Hoepker. Courtesy: Johanna Breede, PHOTOKUNST.


Fabio Severo

A journalist, he lives in Rome because it’s no longer fashionable, realizes photographic projects for the ZONA association and writes for StudioLinkiesta and L’Ultimo Uomo, among others. He runs a blog on contemporary photography, called Hippolyte Bayard, and has an ill-concealed obsession with tennis.


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