TIM HOPWOOD
Biography

Tim Hopwood was born in Pretoria in 1967, but grew up in Port Elizabeth. He studied Graphic Design at the PE Technikon and then did a B.Fine Art at Rhodes University, where he majored in photography under Obie Oberholzer. He then lived in Cape Town for four years before returning to PE in 1997.

He has held 10 major solo exhibitions in Port Elizabeth, Cape Town and Grahamstown, and has participated in numerous group shows, mainly in Port Elizabeth and Cape Town.

He was the first contemporary photographer to have his work purchased by the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Art Museum, in 1990, and now has more than 40 works in their permanent collection. He also worked as a photojournalist for the Sunday Times from 2003 until the bureau moved to East London in 2007.

He gave up photography for about five years and became a songwriter (he has just formed a musical duo with Joe Van der Libden called Zambuktu),  returning to photography in 2012 with a solo exhibition at the KKNK of his images of the Voelvry Tour.

Most of his work deals with notions  of mortality and decay, with a particular focus on the built environment of Port Elizabeth.
THREE MEN DESCENDING FROM AN AIRCRAFT (2015) | ARCHIVAL GICLÉE PRINT | 52 X 77 CM | EDITION OF 20
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DANCERS I (2015) | ARCHIVAL GICLÉE PRINT | 50 X 65 CM | EDITION OF 20
R 3 700 (FRAMED)