From 1 March to 13 April, the Leica Gallery in New York will be showing the exhibition ‘Heartland – An American Roadtrip in 1963’ by Leica photographer Thomas Hoepker.
The black and white images transport the viewer to Sixties America, capturing the country’s reaction to the assassination of President Kennedy, the issue of racial discrimination, and the resurgence of patriotism in the USA. With his expressive portraits and surprising snapshots, Hoepker paints an authentic picture of America in all its facets.
About the photographer
Born in Munich in 1936, Thomas Hoepker was the first German photographer to become a full Magnum member. He was also the agency’s president from 2003 to 2007. In the course of his work, he has travelled every continent, covering an extremely wide range of themes – from a leprosy ward, everyday life in the GDR, to an almost ironic documentation of the ‘High Society’.
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