Thurston Hopkins

Born in London, 1913
Died Seaford, 2014

Attended St Joseph's Salesian School at Burwash, the Montpelier College and the Brighton College of Art, Sussex

Late 1960s
Retired as an active photographer

Circa 1960
Set up his own studio and worked as an advertising photographer

1950-1957
Worked for Picture Post

1947
Joined Camera Press in London

WWII
Worked for the RAF Photographic Unit

1936
Joined the PhotoPress Agency.


Selected Solo Exhibitions:

2011
Thurston Hopkins, Getty Images Gallery, London

2009
Thurston Hopkins: Memories of Happiness, Photoworks, Brighton

1977
Thurston Hopkins: Photojournalist, Impressions Gallery, York


Selected Group Exhibitions:

2012
Another London, Tate Britain, London

2010
Unpopular Culture, The Mead Gallery, Warwick Arts Centre, Coventry

2003
The Golden Age of Reportage, Getty Image Gallery, London

2001
Knock down ginger: Seventy years of street kids, The Photographers' Gallery, London

Thurston Hopkins

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