Anthony Hopewell has been a practising photographer and filmmaker since graduating in 1973, with first class honours, from the renowned photography course at Trent Polytechnic (now Nottingham Trent University), where he studied with Thomas Joshua Cooper, Ray Moore, John Mulvaney and Paul Hill amongst others.
He was subsequently awarded an MA (with Distinction) from DMU.
Alongside his commercial work Anthony has always been involved in both personal independent practice and in photographic education, teaching on various undergraduate and post-graduate programmes in the UK, since 2007 at Falmouth University in Cornwall.
"Current Work” houses photographic projects dealing with aspects of landscape, but all centred on issues surrounding the "man-altered" landscape, which have always included topographic and psycho-geographical concerns.
The current pandemic has forced many to re-evaluate their practice; for Hopewell this has resulted in a serious re-engagement with the natural local landscape and it's representation. A series of small, handmade, artist books has also been created, and are available to purchase.
Multiple projects are underway; particularly "Evidence of Unknown Journeys" which foregrounds Hopewell's practice as a "walking artist". The associated book is available to purchase.
As a long-time Flaneur, “Archive” contains both street work along with more formal natural and urban landscape projects that are largely resolved. Not that that precludes a return to any of these topics on the future!
Current moving image work is shown under "Film", with several ongoing projects being updated as the work progresses.
Three major film projects have recently been completed. The most recent, "The Thought Adventurer" is a response to research about the life of D H Lawrence in west Cornwall during WW1. It has been selected as the"Directors Choice" for the Venice Intercultural Film Festival, 2020.
Another, looking at Lord Byron's 1809 peregrinations in the Iberian peninsula, leaving from Falmouth and then travelling from Lisbon to Gibraltar, and is shown under the title of "Carnal, Promiscuous and Proud". This work has been produced as a Super8 "home movie/road movie".
The third work, looking at a mid19c Cornish diaspora in southern Spain and its relationship with Cornwall has been well received on the film festival circuit.
These works, as with most of Anthony's practice, are inevitably loaded with notions of identity, belonging, memory, time and the commodification of tradition and culture.
Works are held in many collections and have been shown nationally and internationally in individual exhibitions, group shows and festivals.
All photographs and other works on this site are Copyright © Anthony Hopewell, 2014, 2015, 2016,2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, and may not be used for any purpose without specific consent.
To purchase prints or books, please contact me through the form on this website.