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Evelyn Hofer
Just Married
* 1922 Marburg (an der Lahn), Germany
† 2009 Mexico City

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Evelyn Hofer is uncompromising in her commitment to honesty and directness in her pictures, exhibiting a deep empathy and understanding that allows her to bring out the innate beauty in her subjects. She seems to have an intuitive talent for getting to the core of each object or person she photographs. One senses that she takes plenty of time to get to know her subject before taking up her camera. She needs time to arrive at where she wants to be, to become part of what she is trying to capture or to generate a certain closeness to her subject.

"For Just Married I photographed twelve different couples one morning at the New York civil registry office. I was interested in seeing who ended up here. Usually I found that, as far as looks are concerned, they were all well matched. It fits. I wanted to pose the people as little as possible. I didn't tell them that they should hold hands. They did that themselves. I try not to influence them, it only makes them nervous."
Evelyn Hofer, from Portrait: Theory, Lustrum Press, New York, 1981
 


Man with Dark Glasses and Bride
Bride with Bouquet of Red Roses
New York, 1974
Dye Transfer, each 48,5 x 40,5 cm (35,5 x 28,8 cm) / 19,09 x 16 inch (14 x 11,3 inch)



She looks at him adoringly
Man with Zip Sweater and Bride with White Dress
New York, 1974
Dye Transfer, each 48,5 x 40,5 cm (35,5 x 28,8 cm) / 19,09 x 16 inch (14 x 11,3 inch)



Soldier in Uniform with Girlfriend
Man with Brocade Jacket and Bride with Pink Blouse, New York, 1974
Dye Transfer, each 48,5 x 40,5 cm (35,5 x 28,8 cm) / 19,09 x 16 inch (14 x 11,3 inch)