Known for his many images of and close association with the infamous Nazi leader
After joining the Nazi Party in the early 1920s, he was chosen by Hitler himself as the Führer's official, personal photographer.
Many of his photographs entered the American public domain after being taken by United States troops during the Allied powers' occupation of Germany.
His first marriage, to Therese Baumann, resulted in a daughter named Henriette and a son named Heinrich.
Before meeting Hitler, Eva Braun (who later famously became the Nazi leader's mistress), worked as an assistant in Hoffman's Munich photography studio. Braun was introduced to Hitler by Hoffman's second wife, Erna.