A gateway to the new world, New York was always a city moving at a dramatic pace – a place of great dreams and permanent changes. Thomas Hoepker, legendary photo journalist and former president of the Magnum photo agency, captured very descriptive images of the multi-faceted spirit and countless moods of the metropolis.
The pictures taken by this long-term New York resident by choice, range from the early sixties to the events of 9/11 and the more recent effects of Hurricane Sandy. With the assiduity of a journalist and an eye alert for the decisive detail, Hoepker documents the real New York – the diversity of its inhabitants, the appeal of its famous sights, and its more hidden corners. The photographs convey an intense feeling for the complex, urban culture of New York City.