216 images Created 4 Sep 2013
Between 1925 and 1938 Hoppé took frequent trips to Germany. The images he made there are among the most powerful industrial photographs ever made. Deeply affected by the country’s industrial buildup, he created a body of work with unprecedented psychological charge, examining the country’s burgeoning manufacturing base and the people who shaped it. Ever mindful of the militarism inherent in the enterprise and impressed by the sociological implications of working in mechanized landscapes, these pictures convey a broad, philosophical discomfort with the relationship between man and machine.