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Hoppé, Emil Otto, 1878-1972, photographer and writer

Gender: Male
Active Dates: 1878 - 1972
Active Area: Europe (continent)
United Kingdom (nation)
Great Britain (island)
British Isles (island group)
England (country)
Likenesses: None found.
Photographs: See list of photographs
Publications: Hoppé, E.O. (1911), 'Photography'. Concise knowledge library. London: Hutchinson.
Hoppé, E.O. and Bert (1913), 'Studies from the Russian ballet'. London.
Beresford, John Davys and Hoppé, E.O. (1922), 'Taken from life'. London: W. Collins, Sons and Co.
Hoppé, E.O. (1922), 'The book of fair women'. London: J. Cape.
Hoppé, E.O. (1924) 'In gipsy camp and royal palace: wanderings in Rumania'. London : Methuen.
Borenius, Tancred (1926), 'Forty London statues and public monuments'. London: Methuen and Co. Ltd. [Contains photographs by E.O. Hoppé].
Hoppé, E.O. (1926), 'England: Baukunst und Landschaft'. Berlin: Wasmuth.
Hoppé, E.O. (1926), 'Picturesque Great Britain: the architecture and the landscape'. Orbis terrarum. London: E. Benn, Ltd.
Ridge, W. Pett (1926), 'London types taken from life'. London: Methuen. [Pictures by E.O. Hoppé].
Hoppé, E.O. (1927), 'The United States of America'. Orbis terrarum: a series of volumes illustrating and describing the countries of the world to-day. London.
Adcock, Arthur St. John (1928), 'The glory that was Grub street: impressions of contemporary authors'. London: S. Low, Marston and Co., Ltd. [Contains 32 camera studies by E.O. Hoppé].
Bercovici, Konrad (1929), 'The story of the gypsies', London: J. Cape. [Illustrated with photographs by E. O. Hoppé].
Hoppé, E.O. (1930), 'Deutsche Arbeit: Bilder vom Wiederaufstieg Deutschlands'. Berlin: Ullstein.
Hoppé, E.O. (1931), 'The fifth continent'. London: Simpkin, Marshall, Ltd.
Hoppé, E.O. (1932), 'London'. The picture guides. London: The Medici Society.
Hoppé, E.O. (c. 1935), 'The image of London: a hundred photographs'. Life and art in photograph, no. 7. London: Chatto and Windus.
Hoppé, E.O. (1936), 'A camera on unknown London', London: J. M. Dent.
Hoppé, E.O. (1937), 'The London of George VI'. London: J. M. Dent.
Hoppé, E.O. (1946), 'Hundred thousand exposures: the success of a photographer'. London: The Focal press.
Hoppé, E.O. (1978), 'Camera portraits by E.O. Hoppé, 1878-1972'. Text by Terence Pepper. London: National Portrait Gallery.
Hoppé, E.O. (1978), 'Cities and industries : camera pictures'. [York]: Impressions Gallery of Photography.
Related Entries: Ponting, Herbert George, 1870-1935, photographer
Emil Otto Hoppé was born on April 14th 1878 in Munich, Germany. He was educated in Paris and Vienna, but moved to England in 1900 (Ford 1993). He worked for the Lombard Bank circa 1900-1907 (Browne and Partnow 1983, p.286). Hoppé taught himself photography and joined the Royal Photographic Society in 1903. In 1905 he married Marion Bliersbach. He began work as a professional photographer in 1907, opening a studio in London. Hoppé had various studios, but in 1913 he moved to 7 Cromwell Place. He was a founding member of the London Salon of Photography. Hoppé's portraits were in great demand. He also worked as a fashion photographer and travelled extensively (Ford 1993). Hoppé was a friend of fellow photographer Hebert Ponting (Savours 1974, p.34).
Sources: Browne, Turner and Partnow, Elaine (1983), 'Macmillian biographical encyclopedia of photographic artists and innovators'. New York: Macmillan Publishing Company.
Ford, Colin (1993) 'Hoppé, Emil Otto 1878-1972'. In: Dictionary of National Biography [CD-ROM]. [S.l.]: Oxford University Press, 1996.
Savours, Ann ed. (1974), 'Scott's last voyage through the Antarctic Camera of Herbert Ponting'. London: Sidgwick and Jackson,

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