Emil Otto Hoppé

Mrz 9, 2012


Resident in Great Britain from 1902, Emil Otto Hoppé began taking photographs in 1907 and enjoyed an immediate success. He was the archetypal successful photographer, like Richard Avedon and Irving Penn after him.

As he was interested in documenting everyday life, his works demonstrate his spontaneous and maybe daring approach to capture life on the streets. He documented labourers at work, café scenes, hospitals, and animal cemeteries as well as people with more unusual professions such as tattoo artist George Burchett.

Today his work offers an excellent record of England’s artistic and intellectual milieu from the first half of the 20th century.

Fundación Mapfre

February 11th – April 29th, 2012
Paseo de Recoletos, 23
28004 Madrid