In the 1960s and 70s evelyn hofer turned her eye to new york capturing everyday life from the ever expanding architecture to the wide range of people inhabiting the city in a new book evelyn . The starting point for evelyn hofers new york is the 1965 book new york proclaimed which features an in depth essay by v s pritchett and photos by hofer and enjoyed great popularity upon its original publication new york proclaimed is an example of hofers perhaps most. Evelyn hofers new york is the city of one who knows it well who traverses its streets parks and bridges it is the landscape of a true yorker who loves it all the glass and steel the flesh and bone the lives to be found everywhere you look born in marburg germany evelyn hofer 1922 2009 left her native land in 1933 to escape the . Evelyn hofer was born in marburg germany in 1922 and died in 2009 in mexico city in the years in between hofer created a body of work that both looked back to the tradition of august sander and anticipated the color work of william eggleston causing her to be called the most famous unknown photographer in america by new york times art critic hilton kramer a devout supporter of her work. A new book new york by evelyn hofer a german photographer who lived in the city for decades and died in 2009 explores its denizens and buildings through images she took in the 60s and 70s
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