Evelyn Hofer (1922 – 2009)

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Evelyn Hofer (born January 21, 1922, Marburg, Germany, died November 2, 2009, Mexico City, Mexico) was a German-American portrait and documentary photographer.

She moved to Mexico with her family in 1942, then to New York in 1946. She had apprenticed with two photographers in Zurich before attempting a professional career as a fashion photographer.

Hofer used a four-by-five inch view camera to make orderly and well-constructed portraits and scenic photographs. Her style centered on straightforward compositions that were clear, but not simple. Her portraits show subjects looking lost, sad, or at least ambiguous.