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Hofer, Evelyn (1922 - 2009)

Born in Germany, Evelyn Hofer began her career as an apprentice to photographers in Switzerland and also befriended many painters and artists that ‘showed [her] how to look’. Thus when she settled in New York, she promptly carefully composed portraits and landscapes, privileging observation and serenity to produce simple yet dignified images that balance between the mysterious and trivial. Should it be chambermaids, secretaries, police officers or artists such as Andy Warhol or Jean-Michel Basquiat, the German photographer made all her subjects essential and timeless. Often dubbed ‘the most famous unknown photographer in America’, Evelyn Hofer nonetheless inspires today, highly popular creatives such as street photography heir, Scott Schuman, aka The Sartorialist.
 

Tags / Evelyn Hofer - German Photographer - Portrait - 1960s - Art - Street - Elegance
Evelyn Hofer , Phoenix Park on a Sunday, Dublin, 1966
Evelyn Hofer , Phoenix Park on a Sunday, Dublin, 1966
Evelyn Hofer, Anna and Emma, Dublin, 1966
Evelyn Hofer, Anna and Emma, Dublin, 1966
Evelyn Hofer, Guard, Paris, 1967
Evelyn Hofer, Guard, Paris, 1967
Evelyn Hofer, Gravediggers, Dublin, 1966
Evelyn Hofer, Gravediggers, Dublin, 1966
Evelyn Hofer, Orphans, Dublin, 1966
Evelyn Hofer, Orphans, Dublin, 1966
Evelyn Hofer, Barcelona, 1963
Evelyn Hofer, Barcelona, 1963
Evelyn Hofer, Secretaries in Rawlings Park, Washington, 1965
Evelyn Hofer, Secretaries in Rawlings Park, Washington, 1965
Evelyn Hofer, Washington D.C., 1965
Evelyn Hofer, Washington D.C., 1965
Evelyn Hofer, Andy Warhol (in his Studio with Elvis Presley Print), New York, 1962
Evelyn Hofer, Andy Warhol (in his Studio with Elvis Presley Print), New York, 1962
Evelyn Hofer, Couple, Jardin de Luxembourg, Paris, 1967
Evelyn Hofer, Couple, Jardin de Luxembourg, Paris, 1967
Evelyn Hofer, Springtime, Washington, 1965
Evelyn Hofer, Springtime, Washington, 1965
Evelyn Hofer, The President's Car, Washington, 1965
Evelyn Hofer, The President's Car, Washington, 1965
Evelyn Hofer, New York, 1964
Evelyn Hofer, New York, 1964
Evelyn Hofer, 59th St., New York, 1964
Evelyn Hofer, 59th St., New York, 1964
Evelyn Hofer, Harlem Church, New York, 1964
Evelyn Hofer, Harlem Church, New York, 1964
Evelyn Hofer, Queensboro Bridge, New York, 1964
Evelyn Hofer, Queensboro Bridge, New York, 1964
Evelyn Hofer, 42nd Street, New York, 1964
Evelyn Hofer, 42nd Street, New York, 1964
Evelyn Hofer, Visitors, Washington DC
Evelyn Hofer, Visitors, Washington DC
Evelyn Hofer, Saul Steinberg, with himself as a little boy, New York, 1978
Evelyn Hofer, Saul Steinberg, with himself as a little boy, New York, 1978
Evelyn Hofer, Girl with Bicycle, Dublin, 1966
Evelyn Hofer, Girl with Bicycle, Dublin, 1966
Evelyn Hofer, Three Girls from Ireland, Dublin, 1966
Evelyn Hofer, Three Girls from Ireland, Dublin, 1966
Evelyn Hofer, Bowery, New York 1965
Evelyn Hofer, Bowery, New York 1965
Evelyn Hofer, Andy Warhol with Liz, New York 1965
Evelyn Hofer, Andy Warhol with Liz, New York 1965
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