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German-born British portrait, travel, and topographic photographer active between 1907-1945. Born to a wealthy family in Munich, he moved to London in 1900 to train as a financier, but took up photography....(https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/E._O._Hopp%C3%A9)
Emil Otto Hoppé was one of the most important art and documentary photographers of the modern era whose artistic success rivaled those of his peers, Alfred Stieglitz, Edward Steichen and Walker Evans.
Hoppé was one of the most renowned portrait photographers of his day, as well as a brilliant landscape and travel photographer. His strikingly modernist portraits describe a virtual Who’s Who of important personalities in the arts, literature, and politics in Great Britain and the US between the wars. Among the hundreds of well-known figures he photographed were George Bernard Shaw, H.G. Wells, A.A. Milne, T.S. Eliot, Ezra Pound, G.K. Chesterton, Leon Bakst, Vaslav Nijinsky ... and Queen Mary, King George... (http://www.eohoppe.com/bio.html)
including such eminent figures as Albert Einstein, Paul Robeson, N.C. Wyeth, James Montgomery Flagg, Paul Manship, Robert Frost, Anita Loos, Eugene O’Neill, Carl Sandburg, and an aging Oliver Wendell Holmes. In between his portrait sittings he ventured out of the studio to make Cubist inspired views of the city showing its brave new architecture. Continuing his work on human typology he made street portraits including down-and-outs in New York's Bowery district that can be compared to contemporaneous works by American photographer, Paul Strand. Beginning in late 1925 and throughout most of 1926 Hoppé traveled throughout the United States making photographs for his book Romantic America for German publisher Ernst Wasmuth. Like Walker Evans, who photographed the Eastern and the Southern states of America a decade later, Hoppé looked across the entire country through a similar Modernist lens making well over 2,100 large-format negatives. (http://www.eohoppe.com/amerika.html) undefined