Hoppé Portraits

Society, Studio & Street

STREET PORTRAITS COMPETITION

Get inspired by Hoppé and you could see your images on display at the Gallery

Like a well-cut gem London has a thousand facets and in all of them is a picture

E.O. Hoppé, The Image of London.

Hoppé Portraits showcases Hoppé’s fascinating photojournalist studies of everyday British life. Hoppé documented a wide variety of people in their environments including schoolchildren, waiters, postmen, circus performers and flower sellers. These ‘street’ photographs create a fascinating portrait of Britain and city life in London in the 1920s, 1930s and 1940s.

Many of the locations and activities depicted are still familiar today - London Zoo, Madame Tussauds, The Savoy Hotel, Hyde Park, commuters travelling on the London Underground and shoppers in Regent Street.

Inspired by Hoppé’s portrayal of his era through street photography we invited you to submit your photographic portraits of everyday life in the 2010s.

The Flickr competition is now closed. Thank you to all who entered. You can see all the entries here Hoppé Portraits Flickr group.

The winners will be announced on Friday 13 May 2011.

All the photographs entered will be projected at the Late Shift Extra event on Friday 13 May (18.00 – 22.00). The five winners will be put on display in the Gallery for the final two weeks of the exhibition and on the National Portrait Gallery website.

COMPETITION WINNERS

The six winning images selected by exhibition curator Phillip Prodger:

02:03 Happening - Cardiff by Maciej Dakowicz, February 2010
02:03 Happening - Cardiff
by Maciej Dakowicz, February 2010
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Squatted Car - Umoja Streets by Ambra Vernuccio, January 2011
Squatted Car - Umoja Streets
by Ambra Vernuccio, January 2011
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Rosa by Tom Rosenthal, February 2011
Rosa
by Tom Rosenthal, February 2011
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Tube Journey by Simon 64


Tube Journey
by Simon 64
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Sea Lion Viewers at Flamingo Land by Robert Norbury, October 2010


Sea Lion Viewers at Flamingo Land
by Robert Norbury, October 2010
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Kilburn by skernsnapper, 1957


Kilburn
by skernsnapper, 1957
This historic photograph was selected by the judge for an 'honourable mention'
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Bank Holiday in the Park, London by E.O. Hoppé, 1929
© 2011 E.O. Hoppé Estate Collection / Curatorial Assistance Inc. Passengers on a bus, London by E.O. Hoppé, 1945 © 2010 E.O. Hoppé Estate Collection / Curatorial Assistance Inc.

L-R: Passengers on a bus, London by E.O. Hoppé, 1945
Bank Holiday in the Park, London by E.O. Hoppé, 1929
all © 2011 E.O. Hoppé Estate Collection / Curatorial Assistance Inc.