#211 - Ben Hopper - Fine Artist & Photographer  
Ben Hopper is a fine art photographer working mainly in the performing arts.  Since 2007 he has been working closely with local and international artists, companies and venues to produce both promotional imagery and material for creative projects.  His clients and partners include Cirque du Soleil, The Roundhouse, The School of Dance and Circus (DOCH) at Stockholm University of the Arts, The European Federation of Professional Circus Schools (FEDEC), Les 7 doigts de la main (The 7 Fingers), DV8 Physical Theatre, and more.
Hopper’s photography has been featured by a wide range of organizations across the arts sector, including acclaimed publishers / exhibitors 125, legendary event producers Secret Cinema, and a variety of cultural venues and festivals including Jacksons Lane in London and CIRCa Festival in France.  Hopper’s photography has also reached a wide online audience through media outlets including The Huffington Post, BuzzFeed, ELLE, The Guardian, The Daily Mail, and GQ.  His controversial project ‘Natural Beauty’, has reached millions around the world after going viral in April 2014.
Since 2010, Hopper has participated in over 30 exhibitions, and following a successful Kickstarter campaign in 2013 his first major solo show ‘Giving Something Back' was attended by 5000 people. In 2016 Hopper exhibited his project Transfiguration in Paris at Festival Mondial du Cirque de Demain following a 2nd successful Kickstarter campaign in late 2015.  
The Paris exhibition was followed by 2 London shows:
In April at The Roundhouse (London) as part of their contemporary circus festival CircusFest and in May at The Truman Brewery in the heart of Brick Lane. The London exhibitions were supported by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.
The Transfiguration exhibitions were attended by over 35,000 people.
Ben Hopper lives and works in Hackney Wick in London but often travels and works around the globe.

Links: https://therealbenhopper.com/  https://fetlife.com/users/576905  https://www.patreon.com/BenHopper
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#211 - Ben Hopper - Fine Artist & Photographer

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