Evelyn Hofer  (American, 1922-2009) 

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Evelyn Hofer (American/German, b.1922–2009) was a documentary and portrait photographer. Hofer learned the photographic craft in a photo studio and in private classes at a photography school in Switzerland, after her family fled from Germany. Her education included a technical background, as well as art history, composition, and printing techniques.

Her career as a freelance photographer began in the 1950s in New York when she signed a contract with the magazine Harper's Bazaar. During this time, she also collaborated with writers to produce city and country portraits.

Hofer composed her images in a way that seems to make time stand still. She photographed in black and white and in color, depending on what the scene demanded. Hofer managed to capture the spirit of the time and create social and timeless portraits. Instead of pure documentary photography, Hofer wanted to represent her own subjective interpretation of the world.

Hofer's photographs appeared in the Sunday Times, Vogue, and Vanity Fair. Her works can be seen in the public collections of The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, the Centro Cultural de Arte Contemporaneo in Mexico City, and the New Orleans Museum of Art.

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Evelyn Hofer, Little Italy (Hot Dog Man)

 

Evelyn Hofer
Little Italy (Hot Dog Man)
1963

Steven Kasher Gallery
Evelyn Hofer, Policeman, 59th St., New York

 

Evelyn Hofer
Policeman, 59th St., New York
1964

Galerie m Bochum
Evelyn Hofer, Harlem Church, New York

 

Evelyn Hofer
Harlem Church, New York
1964

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Evelyn Hofer, Queensboro Bridge, New York

 

Evelyn Hofer
Queensboro Bridge, New York
1964

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Evelyn Hofer, Springtime, Washington

 

Evelyn Hofer
Springtime, Washington
1965

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Evelyn Hofer, Car Park, New York

 

Evelyn Hofer
Car Park, New York
1965

Galerie m Bochum
Evelyn Hofer, Girl with Bicycle, Dublin

 

Evelyn Hofer
Girl with Bicycle, Dublin
1966

Galerie m Bochum
Evelyn Hofer, Hommage à Zurbarán (Still life No. 6), New York

 

Evelyn Hofer
Hommage à Zurbarán (Still life No. 6), New York
1997

Galerie m Bochum
Evelyn Hofer, Phoenix Park on a Sunday, Dublin

 

Evelyn Hofer
Phoenix Park on a Sunday, Dublin
1966

Galerie m Bochum
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Evelyn Hofer, Haughwout Building NY

 

Evelyn Hofer
Haughwout Building NY, 1965
gelatin silver print

 

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Evelyn Hofer, Villa Medici, Hall

 

Evelyn Hofer
Villa Medici, Hall, 1982
dye-transfer print

 

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Evelyn Hofer, Homage a Zurbaran (Still Life No.6), New York

 

Evelyn Hofer
Homage a Zurbaran (Still Life No.6), New York, 1997
dye-transfer print

 

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