The Way it Was: Road Trips USA

by Thomas hoepker



First edition, first impression of this hardback in new condition. Published in 2022 by Steidl, brand new. 


About Thomas Hoepker

Thomas Hoepker is a German photographer and member of Magnum. He is known for stylish color photo features. He also documented the 9/11 World Trade Center destruction. Hoepker originally made a name for himself in the 1960s as a photojournalist with a desire to photograph human conditions.

About The Way it Was

 Thomas Hoepker was 27 years old when he set out on his ambitious journey across the United States--one that took him from coast to coast and back again over the course of three months and resulted in thousands of photos. The year was 1963 and Hoepker had been commissioned by the German magazine Kristall to "discover" America through his camera. The photo reportages he made, published in five issues of the magazine across dozens of pages, revealed Hoepker's complex, skeptical and sometimes melancholy view of the American everyday, in big cities, small towns and all in between. His was an unromanticized vision in which the decadent existed alongside the desolate, the glitter with the grit.

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