Anthony Hopewell has been a practising photographer 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 is shown under both "Experimental Film" and 'Photographs", with several ongoing projects being updated as the work progresses. As a flaneur and practitioner in the field of conceptual documentary, Anthony's work has always included topographic and psycho-geographical concerns.
Two major projects are currently in progress, one looking at Lord Byron's 1809 peregrinations in the Iberian peninsula, from Lisbon to Gibraltar, is underway with the production of still images under the title of "The ballad of the limping devil", a nickname applied to Byron by his detractors.This work is currently being further developed as a Super8 "home movie/road movie". The other work, now in the edit stage, is looking at a mid19c Cornish diaspora in southern Spain and its relationship with Cornwall. This will be shown as 16mm film.
These works, as with most of Anthony's practice, are inevitably loaded with notions of identity, belonging, memory, time and the commodification of tradition.
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 and 2017 and may not be used for any purpose without specific consent.