Freedom is a Career

John 'Hoppy' Hopkins

British photographer, journalist, researcher and political activist, John ‘Hoppy’ Hopkins is one of the best-known underground figures of Swinging London. His early photographic work has become iconic, but he is also well known for co-founding the counter-culture magazine International Times and the legendary UFO psychedelic club, where Pink Floyd were the resident band. Hopkins helped establish The London Free School and The Notting Hill Carnival.

This exhibition focuses on Hoppy’s pictures of activism in and around 1960′s London such as images of Speakers’ Corner, the Aldermaston “ban the bomb” march and Notting Hill march against racism. Pages from Hoppy’s personal scrapbook, show the images as they were initially published.

Image 01: Free Speech 1964  © John ‘Hoppy’ Hopkins

Image 02: BPB12 installation shots © Nigel Green

Where & When

Space @ Create

Level 2, New England House
York Hill

Monday - Saturday 10am - 5pm
Sundays 11am - 5pm

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