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
September 12 > November 28, 2015