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"I am not an artist. I am an image maker"

- Thomas Hoepker

b. 1936

German

Based in New York, USA

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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.

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.

Hoepker currently 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.

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Selected works

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Champ: Muhammad Ali

Thomas Hoepker

Thomas Heopker's iconic photos of the world's great boxer Muhammad Ali capture both the man and the myth

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Muhammad Ali. Chicago, Illinois, USA. 1966.

Thomas Hoepker
SIGNED AND EDITIONED
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The sky near Acoma Pueblo. 1990.

Thomas Hoepker
SIGNED AND EDITIONED
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Return of the Maya

Thomas Hoepker
SIGNED
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DDR Views

Thomas Hoepker
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CHAMP

Thomas Hoepker
SIGNED
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New York

Thomas Hoepker
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Wanderlust

Thomas Hoepker
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Most Recent

Past Exhibition
Paris, France

Êtres au travail in Paris

Magnum Photographers
Until Jul 14

Arts & Culture

55 Years Since Ali Won His Title: Thomas Hoepker’s Champ

Muhammad Ali. Chicago, Illinois, USA. 1966.

Thomas Hoepker
SIGNED AND EDITIONED
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On Photobooks

Arts & Culture

Andy Warhol and the Camera

Magnum Photographers

Past Exhibition
Schirmeck, France

1968: Année Brûlante

Magnum Photographers
Until Aug 30, 2018

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Magnum Retold