[P]erhaps the most storied decade in our history, the 1960s was captured masterfully by counter culture insider and photgrapher John ‘Hoppy’ Hopkins. A selection of his most iconic images are now set to be displayed at Amsterdam’s Gallery Vassie in a show titled The 60s Through the Eyes of a Revolutionary . The 60s has become synonymous with the most important political and cultural phenomena of the past century. From rock and roll to the vital Civil Rights Movement, Hopkins made change and progress his subjects, becoming a key social and motivating figure in many of the arenas in which he worked.
From Malcolm X to Mick Jagger (who apparently told him he was the first ever person to photograph him before lunch) , The 60s Through the Eyes of a Revolutionary embraces the hedonism, activism, talent and tragedy of an era that has yet to be matched for its creative and political energy.
The exhibition opens this Saturday 10th June and can be seen until 26th August. Follow Gallery Vassie online here for more.
“We have to seize the moment, think for ourselves, question authority and make a better world” – John ‘Hoppy’ Hopkins.