Thomas Hoepker is one of the most important living photographers worldwide. His images have become icons of photojournalism. He was the first German to be accepted as a full member of the legendary photo agency Magnum and later headed it as chairman. Then Thomas Hoepker was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease. A blow of fate, but one he consciously wants to confront, with a lot of humour and zeal for work. His last big dream: a road trip through the USA together with his wife Christine. Once again they want to embark on a great journey together, a new edition of the trip that established his international reputation as a photographer in the early 1960s. He called this road trip through the USA "Heartland". Once again, Thomas Hoepker wants to explore the heart of the United States with his camera, the country that has been his adopted home for over 30 years.

DEAR MEMORIES - A journey with Magnum Photographer Thomas Hoepker

Documentary (2022)


Nahuel Lopez



Funding Switzerland

Zürcher Filmstiftung

Funding Germany

Deutscher Filmförderfonds
BKM – Die Beauftragte der Bundesregierung für Kultur und Medien
Filmförderung Hamburg Schleswig-Holstein
Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg
rbb Rundfunk Berlin-Brandenburg
ARTE / NDR Norddeutscher Rundfunk