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A long-time resident of New York, Thomas Hoepker vividly captures the city’s complex spirit and characters in all their many moods. In 1981 he took a series of iconic images of Andy Warhol in his New York studio. Warhol is generally acknowledged as one of the most influential artists of the twentieth century.

I am not an artist. I am an image maker

Thomas Hoepker
© Thomas Hoepker | Magnum Photos

Thomas Hoepker studied art history and archeology, then worked as a photographer for Münchner Illustrierte and Kristall magazines between 1960 and 1963, reporting from all over the world. Specializing in reportage and stylish color features, he received the prestigious Kulturpreis of the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Photographie in 1968.

As well as numerous critically acclaimed photo projects, he worked as a cameraman and producer of documentary films, including the award winning Death in a Cornfield. Hoepker currently lives in New York. He shoots and produces TV documentaries together with his wife, Christine Kruchen.

© Thomas Hoepker | Magnum Photos

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