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Evelyn Hofer

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Evelyn Hofer born January 21, 1922, Marburg, Germany, died November 2, 2009, Mexico City, Mexico was a German-American portrait and documentary photographer

The family moved to Geneva in 1933 in order to escape Nazism, and later to Madrid Evelyn attempted unsuccessfully to enter the Paris Conservatory and then switched to photography, first apprenticing in Zürich and Basel and then taking private tuition in Zürich After Franco came to power they moved again to Mexico Hofer moved to New York in 1946, where she worked with Alexey Brodovitch of Harper's Bazaar and befriended Richard Lindner and Saul Steinberg

Hofer used a four-by-five inch view camera to make orderly and well-constructed portraits and scenic photographs Her style centered on straightforward compositions that were clear, but not simple Her portraits show subjects looking lost, sad, or at least ambiguous


  • 1 Books
  • 2 Notes
  • 3 References
  • 4 External links


Some books with photography by Evelyn Hofer flanked by irrelevant Pelicans
  • Los encantos de Méjico Text by Maurice Sandoz OCLC 20045899
  • The Pleasures of Mexico Text by Maurice Sandoz New York: Kamin, 1957 OCLC 16273402
  • The Stones of Florence Text by Mary McCarthy London: Heinemann, 1956 New York: Harcourt, Brace, Jovanovich, 1959 London: Heinemann, 1976 ISBN 0434461040 San Diego: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1987 ISBN 0151850798
  • Florenz Text by Mary McCarthy Gütersloh: Bertelsmann, 1960
  • London Perceived Text by V S Pritchett New York: Harcourt, Brace & World, 1962 London: Chatto & Windus / Heinemann, 1962 London: Hogarth, 1986 ISBN 0701207191 Boston: Godine, 1990 ISBN 1567921485 London: Penguin, 2003 ISBN 0141014199 London: Bloomsbury, 2011 ISBN 9781448200962
  • London Herz und Antlitz einer Stadt Text by V S Pritchett, trans Margot Berthold Munich and Zurich: Droemer, 1964
  • New York Proclaimed Text by V S Pritchett Chatto & Windus / Heinemann, 1965 New York: Harcourt, Brace & World, 1965 London: Reprint Society, 1966
  • New York Herz und Antlitz einer Stadt Text by V S Pritchett Munich and Zurich: Droemer, 1966
  • Dublin: A Portrait Text by V S Pritchett New York: Harper & Row, 1967 London: Bodley Head, 1967 London: Hogarth, 1991 ISBN 0701207507 London: Bloomsbury, 2011 ISBN 9781448200740
  • The Presence of Spain Text by James Morris New York: Harcourt, Brace & World, 1964 London: Faber & Faber, 1964
  • Spanje zoals het is Text by James Morris The Hague: Gaade, 1965
  • Spanien Porträt eines stolzen Landes Text by James Morris, trans Kai Molvig Berlin: Deutsche Buch-Gemeinschaft, 1967 Knaur-Taschenbücher 176 Munich: Droemer, 1968
  • The Evidence of Washington Text by William Walton New York: Harper & Row, 1966 London: Bodley Head, 1967
  • Portrait: Theory: Photographs and Essays by David Attie, Chuck Close, Jan Groover, Evelyn Hofer, Lotte Jacobi, Gerard Malanga, Robert Mapplethorpe and James Van Der Zee Edited by Kelly Wise New York: Lustrum, 1981
  • Emerson in Italy Text by Ralph Waldo Emerson and Evelyn Barish New York: Holt, 1989 ISBN 0805009140
  • Evelyn Hofer: Photographs Lausanne: Musée de l'Élysée, 1994 OCLC 32357975
  • Evelyn Hofer Edited by Susanne Breidenbach Göttingen: Steidl, 2004 ISBN 3-86521-057-0 Galerie m ISBN 3-923791-32-1


  1. ^ The WorldCat record for this says ""
  2. ^ The British edition of this book London: Guilford Press, 1955; OCLC 248675251 is instead illustrated by Rolf Dürig


  1. ^ William Grimes, "Evelyn Hofer, subtle photographer of people and places, dies at 87", New York Times, November 10, 2009 Accessed January 5, 2013
  2. ^ Buchrs, Michael; Schmis, Sabine 2015 Evelyn Hofer Göttingen: Steidl ISBN 978-3-95829-015-0 

External links

  • Evelyn Hofer at Galerie m Bochum
  • Artnet
  • Portraits at Steidl & Partners
  • "Evelyn Hofer: Still Lifes"

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