In 1963, the 27 year-old Thomas Hoepker and the journalist Rolf Winter travelled over 25,000 km throughout America. They looked behind the shiny façades of Manhattan's skyscrapers, and discovered that, beyond the postcard images of America, the legendary “American Way of Life” was no longer quite what it might have once been. In 2013, the pictures were published in an impressive photo book, Heartland – An American Road Trip in 1963, and a representative selection of the images can now be seen in Fellbach.
The photographs of New York shown in the second part of the exhibition, cover from the sixties, via the tragedy of September 11, 2001, all the way to the most recent effects of Hurricane Sandy. They document the “real” New York, with eyes that clearly recognize the decisive detail. In 2013, the pictures were published in an opulent photo book.
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