Biography Thomas Hoepker
Born in 1936 in Germany, Thomas Hoepker’s debut as a photographer began when he worked for Münchner Illustrierte, Kristall, and Stern magazines from the early 1960s as a global photojournalist. In addition to his photojournalism career, Hoepker served as the director of photography for the American edition of Geo; as the art director for Stern; and began shooting and producing documentary films in the early 1970s. In 1989 he became a full member of Magnum Photos and served as its president from 2003 to 2006. Hoepker’s work has garnered various prestigious awards and retrospective exhibitions. Today Hoepker is based in New York and Berlin.