Thomas Hoepker

Born 1936, Munchen. Thomas Hoepker 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. In 1976 he moved to New York, where he worked as a correspondent for "Stern". Between 1987 and 1989 Hoepker worked as art director for "Stern" in Hamburg. He was president of Magnum Photos from 2003 to 2006. Today Hoepker lives in New York. He shoots and produces TV documentaries together with his second wife Christine Kruchen.

Thomas Hoepker - Heartland. An American Roadtrip in 1963

Exhibition open: 18.10.2011 - 10.11.2011

Thomas Höpker is one of the most acclaimed photographers of the Magnum Photos agency. His portraits of the heavyweight champion Muhammad Ali, the famous image of the burning towers of the World Trade Center and a reportage from a trip to the USA in the 60’s - have become his trademark and are included in the canon of the world’s contemporary photography.
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