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.
"ARCADIA" holds various current 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 latest, and continuing, work, entitled "River of Antre", looks at a small area of apparently natural woodland, within walking distance of Hopewell's home.
Current moving image work is shown under "Experimental Film", with several ongoing projects being updated as the work progresses.
Two major projects have recently been completed, one 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 other work, looking at a mid19c Cornish diaspora in southern Spain and its relationship with Cornwall has been well received on the film festival circuit. Currently in production is a short super-16 film looking at the time D H Lawrence spent in Cornwall.
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 and 2019 and may not be used for any purpose without specific consent.