Thurston Hopkins

Born in London in 1913, Thurston Hopkins originally trained as a graphic illustrator at Brighton College of Art, but discovering that the camera “paid better than the brush,” he began working as a freelance press photographer in 1930.

Thurston worked for a number of picture agencies but most particularly at Picture Post where he worked until it closed in 1957. Picture Post pioneered photojournalism and quickly became an important historical resource documenting both the Second World War and the immediate post war years.







.Tango in the East End, London, 1954




.Reproduction, © Bloomsbury Auctions


.Model Travellers


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