ARTERIES (1964) BY EVELYN HOFER
Before she settled in New York in 1946, at the age of 24, Evelyn Hofer had already lived in Germany, Basel, Zurich, Spain and Mexico. Such peripatetic beginnings (a result of the political turmoil engulfing Europe) instilled in Hofer a sensitivity to the nuances of place, and an ability to seize out-of-the-ordinary moments from daily city life.
In the Sixties, she began making pictures for a series of travel books that included essays by writers such as VS Pritchett (London and New York) and Mary McCarthy (Florence). An updated version of the 1965 New York book, which also includes unseen pictures from the Seventies, has just been published by Steidl. steidl.de