Transcript of "British Photojournalist Thurston Hopkins"
Thurston "Godfrey" Hopkins (b. UK, 1913) is a
well known British photojournalist. In the
book "Thurston Hopkins", Robert Muller
describes Hopkins as being "quietly sardonic,
instinctively curious and unfashionably
courteous". Hopkins spent most of his career
working for The Picture Post, where in 1950
he began to document the everyday life of
post-war Britain. Unlike other photographers,
Hopkins firmly believed in the importance of a
strong rapport between the writer and
photographer. Hopkins himself says, "I take the
rather unpopular view -- among photographers
-- that words and pictures need one another."
Hopkins lives in England with his wife and
colleague, Grace Robertson.
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