Evelyn Hofer, a photographer whose searching,
exactingly composed portraits imparted a grave serenity to her human and
architectural subjects and who collaborated on a renowned series of
travel books with eminent writers in the 1950s and 1960s, died on Nov. 2
in Mexico City. She was 87 and lived in Mexico City.
The cause was a stroke, said Andreas Pauly, her longtime assistant and the heir to her photographic estate.
Working with a cumbersome four- by five-inch viewfinder camera, Ms.
Hofer (pronounced HOE-fer) photographed her subjects on location but
favored carefully composed scenes with a still, timeless aura.
Read the complete obituary in The New York Times.