The Archive are delighted to announce a collaboration between Elliott Gallery and the National Jazz Archive to showcase some of Hoppy’s most iconic images.

The National Jazz Archive is a British organisation of knowledgeable volunteers and enthusiasts dedicated to providing a rich resource that documents and celebrates jazz across all eras, formats and styles. Accessible online and at sites in Loughton, Essex and Birmingham City University, their archive spans the 1920’s to the current day and covers music, fashion, art, social progress and cultural diversity.

Jazz was one of Hoppy’s great loves, inspiring him throughout his life. His photographs of the musicians he encountered on the jazz scene between 1960 and 1966, whether onstage, in rehearsal or just hanging out, have a gift for taking the viewer straight into the moment.

The collection of Hoppy’s images curated by Elliott Gallery for The National Jazz Archive also includes pop musicians, counterculture figures, photojournalism and politics. This collaboration is an excellent opportunity to present Hoppy’s photographs to a new audience, and the  Estate would like to thank both Elliott Gallery and the National Jazz Archive for making it happen.

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