The brand new exhibition "All around the world - Invisible Colors & Early Black and White" will be presented at Galerie Buchkunst Berlin, presenting photographs by the legendary Magnum photographer Thomas Hoepker.
The numerous unpublished and early recordings by Hoepker come from RIO - HONG KONG - NEW YORK - NAPLES - PARIS and are now being shown to the public for the first time.
More than a decade before the term "New Color" found its way into photography, Thomas Hoepker was using Kodachrome and Ektachrome slide film to photograph in Southeast Asia, Africa, South America and many countries in Europe. This is an absolute discovery!
In the extensive collections of unpublished slide films that Hoepker took worldwide from 1959 during his photo reports, there are many images in which color represents an expanded and dominant element of the image composition and takes on the narrative function.
Hoepker was usually on the go with two Leica cameras, one for black and white and one for color photos. The early color photographs, which often evade the conventions of photojournalism, show the development of the world in an impressive way and serve as contemporary testimonies in abstract form. They add new and unique shots to the seemingly endless canon of artistic photography.
The multi-layered work of the photographer Thomas Hoepker receives a new perspective through the presentation of these images for the first time.
Another highlight of the exhibition is the presentation of a selection of black and white photos from the photo book "THOMAS HOEPKER - ITALIA".
These pictures, which were taken in Italy between 1956 and 1959 and are among the photographer's earliest series, are being shown at Galerie Buchkunst Berlin to complement Thomas Hoepker's work in a special way.