(A look at how the Maya are rediscovering and experiencing...)
A look at how the Maya are rediscovering and experiencing their culture and history since the end of the thirty-six-year civil war
(The bustling gateway to America, New York has always been...)
The bustling gateway to America, New York has always been a city of dramatic excitement--big dreams and constant changes. A legendary photojournalist and former president of Magnum Photos, Thomas Hoepker vividly captures the city's complex spirit in all its many moods. A long-time resident, Hoepker's images range from the early 60s through 9/11, and up to the very present including the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. With journalistic zeal and a keen eye for crucial details, he documents a true New York with its diverse inhabitants and the allure of its prominent landmarks and hidden, far-flung corners. His insightful photography conveys a vivid sense of the city's physical landscape and also of its unique everyday interactions and intricate urban culture.
(This landmark book allows readers to bear witness to such...)
This landmark book allows readers to bear witness to such world-defining events as the Cold War, the fall of the Berlin Wall, and 9/11.
(Thomas Hoepker, a member of Magnum Photos, had the opport...)
Thomas Hoepker, a member of Magnum Photos, had the opportunity to spend time with Cassius Clay aka Muhammad Ali and take photographs in 1960, when he won the a gold medal at the Rome Olympics, in 1966, when Ali was world heavyweight champion already, in 1970, when he restarted his career and prepared himself for the "Fight of the Century" against Joe Frazier and years later, already weakened by Parkinson´s disease. Many of these pictures have become photographic icons. But many photographs in this book are lesser known or have been unpublished until now. They show Ali in private moments and public appearances outside of the ring.
(In his extensive career as a photojournalist, Thomas Hoep...)
In his extensive career as a photojournalist, Thomas Hoepker has travelled around the world and documented many dramatic and confronting situations for magazines and newspapers. Yet he has always had an eye for absurd, strange, or funny moments and encounters, which are now compiled in this volume. According to Hoepker, most of these are fleeting moments, things you see from the corner of your eye None of the images in this book have been arranged, all of them just happened. The extensive collection of human comedy stumbled upon through careful observation includes both recent photos and others from Hoepkers archive; each is informatively captioned.
Thomas Hoepker first began taking pictures when he was 16 and received an old 9x12 glass plate camera from his grandfather. He developed his prints in his family's kitchen and bathroom, and began to earn a little money by selling pictures to friends and classmates.
Thomas Hoepker studied art history and archaeology from 1956 to 1959 at Göttingen, in Munich, Germany, where he was taught about understanding images and composition. While in school he continued to photograph and sell images to help finance his education.
From 1960 to 1963 Thomas Hoepker worked as a photographer for Münchner Illustrierte and Kristall, reporting from around the world. Then in 1964 he began working as a photojournalist for Stern. In the 1970s he also worked as a cameraman for German TV, making documentary films.
In 1976 Thomas Hoepker and his wife, journalist Eva Windmoeller, relocated to New York City as correspondents for Stern. From 1978 to 1981 he was director of photography for American Geo. From 1987 to 1989 Hoepker was based in Hamburg, working as art director for Stern.
For much of his career Thomas Hoepker used Leica cameras. In the 1970s he began to also use single-lens reflex cameras alongside his Leica, using Leicas for wide angle shots and Nikon or Canon cameras with zoom lenses. In 2002 he began using digital SLRs.
Today, Thomas Hoepker lives in New York City with his second wife Christine Kruchen, with whom he produces TV documentaries.
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