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Thurston Hopkins was born in London in 1913 and educated at Brighton College of Art as a graphic illustrator. Then, during the 1930s, he decided to teach himself to become a photographer. Working in the press industry at the outbreak of the Second World War, he joined the RAF photographic unit. However, Hopkins continued to work for various newspapers and other media at the same time. Joining the magazine Picture Post in 1950, he firmly established himself as a incisive and important photojournalist, a reputation that stayed with him until his death in October 2014.


Scarborough Beach - Thurston Hopkins

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OSBORNE SAMUEL GALLERY is one of London’s leading galleries, long established in the heart of Mayfair. The gallery began as Berkeley Square Gallery and became Osborne Samuel when Peter Osborne and Gordon Samuel joined forces. The gallery specialises in Modern British Painting and Sculpture and has a high reputation for the quality of its exhibitions and publications. Expand...

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