The Photographers Gallery – Evelyn Hofer Exhibition
Printed paper Voucher Required
Exhibition dates 23 June – 24 September 2023
On display will be Hofer’s characteristically considered, large-format portraits, landscapes, cityscapes, still lifes and domestic interiors, many of which demonstrate her preference for the complex colour dye transfer process.
New York Times art critic Hilton Kramer described Hofer as ‘the most famous unknown photographer in America’. A description that still rings true today.
From black and white portraits in London and Wales to the vibrant colour of street and park life in New York and Washington, Hofer shot in colour and black and white throughout her career, depending on which she thought right for her subjects. With a keen sense of class structure, her portraits give equal measure to her subjects; from a waitress at the Garrick Club in London and gravediggers in Dublin, to the uniformed Joint Chiefs in Washington’s corridors of power.
Imbued with a sense of timelessness, Hofer’s work contrasted with the ‘shoot-from-the-hip’ style of contemporaries such as Robert Frank and William Klein.
This major retrospective will span 45 years of image-making, featuring over 110 black and white and colour images, as well as ephemera and books.
Evelyn Hofer is produced in collaboration with Galerie m, Bochum, Germany and the Estate of Evelyn Hofer. Supported by Simon Blakey.
1. Harlem Church, New York, 1964 © Estate of Evelyn Hofer Courtesy Galerie m, Bochum, Germany
2. Four Young Men, Washington, 1968 © Estate of Evelyn Hofer Courtesy Galerie m, Bochum, Germany
3. Phoenix Park on a Sunday, Dublin, 1966 © Estate of Evelyn Hofer Courtesy Galerie m, Bochum, Germany
4. Self-Portrait with Gigi, 1974 © Estate of Evelyn Hofer Courtesy Galerie m, Bochum, Germany
Exhibition dates: 23 June – 24 September 2023
Monday – Friday 10.00-18.00
Thursday – Friday 10.00-20.00
Free entry after 17.00 as part of TPG lates.
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