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Profile of the Week

Name: Chris Hopkins
Occupation: Freelance photo-journalist
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Chris Hopkins was born in Melbourne, Australia.

A freelance photo-journalist, Chris’ personal work endeavor’s to highlight the lives of those around us who are otherwise marginalized or forgotten whilst embracing the differences between us as individuals. After years of independent travel across Africa, Asia, Europe, Northern and Central America he realized the importance of our acceptance and knowledge of the worlds (and Australia’s) different cultures, and through his photography and videography gives voice to those otherwise silent.

Chris' images have been featured in The Global Mail, The Sydney Morning Herald, The Age, The Guardian and The Weekly Review. He has covered the Spring Racing Carnival, The Deni Ute Muster, L’Oreal/Myer Fashion week, the Australian Grand Prix and the Australian Tennis open for various media outlets. Chris is also part of ‘The Media Gang’, an agency servicing the Australian editorial and news industry.

Drawing influences from other mediums is a strong factor in his video work. Film and music icons such as Terrence Malick, Bob Dylan, Francis Ford Coppola and Van Morrison spur creative juices along with classic image makers Cartier-Bresson and Salgado. Chris utilises these influences to combine elements of photography, video and sound in a technique that takes the photo essay into a new realm of documentary story telling.