Thomas Hoepker "Heartland"

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An American Road Trip in 1963 - Texte von Hans-Michael Koetzle und Thomas Hoepker Es... more
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An American Road Trip in 1963 - Texte von Hans-Michael Koetzle und Thomas Hoepker

Es klingt aus heutiger Sicht wie ein Märchen, wenn Thomas Hoepker erzählt, wie seine große Amerika-Reportage ihren Anfang genommen hat.
„Hätten Sie Lust, Amerika zu entdecken?“, habe Chefredakteur Horst Mahnke eines Tages gefragt. „Wir saßen im Konferenzraum von Kristall, einer alle vierzehn Tage in Hamburg erscheinenden illustrierten Zeitschrift. ‚Sicher, sagten wir. Aber was genau sollen wir dort machen?’ – ‚Ich denke’, so Mahnke, ‚Sie fliegen nach New York, mieten sich einen Wagen, fahren Richtung Westen bis zum Pazifik und nehmen dann eine andere Route zurück. Und unterwegs machen Sie Fotos und schreiben über das, was Sie gesehen haben. Keine Zeitvorgabe.’ Das knappe Briefing gefiel uns, und wir nickten. Das war 1963, und ich war 27.“
Insgesamt 26 785 Autokilometer hätten Hoepker und Winter zurückgelegt, so Chefredakteur Mahnke, der im Editorial zu Heft 8/1964 den USA-kritischen Tenor der Serie insgesamt vorwegnahm: „Sie sahen weit hinter die Wolkenkratzer von Manhattan, deren eindrucksvolle Silhouette von vielen Europäern immer noch für typisch amerikanisch gehalten wird. Und sie fanden abseits des Postkarten-Amerikas einige Wahrheiten, von denen ich denke, dass es gut ist, wenn wir sie zur Kenntnis nehmen. Es sind, glaube ich, ein paar schockierende Wahrheiten darunter, und der legendäre ‚American way of life’ sieht im Lichte dieser Wahrheiten nicht mehr ganz so sieghaft strahlend aus, wie man ihn sich im allgemeinen vorstellt.“
In seinen Anmerkungen zu der Reportage schreibt Hans-Michael Koetzle:

Hoepkers Amerika-Bericht bleibt ein Musterbeispiel für engagierten Fotojournalismus, für eine persönlich aufgefasste Reportage, für berichtende Fotografie auf höchstem formal-ästhetischem Niveau. „Heartland“ steht für ein Stück Fotogeschichte – und erweist sich gleichzeitig als auf beklemmende Weise aktuell.

 

 

Hardcover, 24 x 21,6 cm, 84 Seiten

 

68 Triton- und 8 Farbabbildungen

 

ISBN: 978-3-9418-2545-1

 

Mehrsprachige Ausgabe: Deutsch, Englisch

Booksigning with Thomas Hoepker January 5, 2019 from 2:00 pm We invite you cordially to an exclusive booksigning with Magnum photographer Thomas Hoepker When? January 5, 2019 from 2:00 pm The gift of a record camera makes it possible for Thomas Hoepker to take photographs of teachers and schoolmates, which he could sell directly to them. After his schooldays, which leads him via Stuttgart and to graduate school in Hamburg, he begins his studies in art history and archeology in Munich and Göttingen. At this time he takes part in photo competitions and twice won a prize in "Jugend fotografiert" at the Photokina. He ceases his studies because of his love for photography. From 1959 he works regularly for magazines and yearbooks. His picture stories appear in magazines such as the Münchner Illustrierten, twen and Kristall, until he is finally hired by Henri Nannen and Rolf Gillhausen in 1964 at Stern. The photo agency Magnum Photos starts already in 1964 to archive Hoepker's pictures and to promote his favor. In 1974, he became the first photographer to be accredited to the then GDR with his then wife (star journalist Eva Windmöller) to document the local life of the citizens there. As a Stern correspondent, both are drawn to New York in 1976. Between 1978 and 1981, Hoepker worked as director for the American edition of Geo magazine. After these years he moved again to Stern in Hamburg, where he was Art Director from 1987 to 1989. He is finally became a full member of Magnum Photos. Hoepker specializes in reportage and social documentary topics. In addition to the Culture Prize, which he receives in 1968 from the German Society for Photography, he receives in 1999 (from the German Ministry for Development) a prize for the documentary film "Death in the corn field", which he shot together with his second wife Christine Kruchen in Guatemala. From 2003 to 2006 he takes over the presidency of Magnum Photos. His photographs are shown in numerous solo and group exhibitions both nationally and internationally and are part of private and museum collections. He receives the 2014 Leica Hall of Fame Award for his outstanding photographs over the decades and for his appreciation of Leica cameras.... mehr

Booksigning with Thomas Hoepker January 5, 2019 from 2:00 pm We invite you cordially to an exclusive booksigning with Magnum photographer Thomas Hoepker When? January 5, 2019 from 2:00 pm The gift of a record camera makes it possible for Thomas Hoepker to take photographs of teachers and schoolmates, which he could sell directly to them. After his schooldays, which leads him via Stuttgart and to graduate school in Hamburg, he begins his studies in art history and archeology in Munich and Göttingen. At this time he takes part in photo competitions and twice won a prize in "Jugend fotografiert" at the Photokina. He ceases his studies because of his love for photography. From 1959 he works regularly for magazines and yearbooks. His picture stories appear in magazines such as the Münchner Illustrierten, twen and Kristall, until he is finally hired by Henri Nannen and Rolf Gillhausen in 1964 at Stern. The photo agency Magnum Photos starts already in 1964 to archive Hoepker's pictures and to promote his favor. In 1974, he became the first photographer to be accredited to the then GDR with his then wife (star journalist Eva Windmöller) to document the local life of the citizens there. As a Stern correspondent, both are drawn to New York in 1976. Between 1978 and 1981, Hoepker worked as director for the American edition of Geo magazine. After these years he moved again to Stern in Hamburg, where he was Art Director from 1987 to 1989. He is finally became a full member of Magnum Photos. Hoepker specializes in reportage and social documentary topics. In addition to the Culture Prize, which he receives in 1968 from the German Society for Photography, he receives in 1999 (from the German Ministry for Development) a prize for the documentary film "Death in the corn field", which he shot together with his second wife Christine Kruchen in Guatemala. From 2003 to 2006 he takes over the presidency of Magnum Photos. His photographs are shown in numerous solo and group exhibitions both nationally and internationally and are part of private and museum collections. He receives the 2014 Leica Hall of Fame Award for his outstanding photographs over the decades and for his appreciation of Leica cameras.... mehr

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