John T. Hopf photographed all manner of Newport life, from America’s Cup races to shots that document the transformation of Newport in the 1960s. From “behind the camera,” he caught family portraits, festivals, contests, newsworthy events, and familiar streetscapes. Significantly, Hopf made a specialty of aerial photographs and was the first to document Newport from the air. His extensive collection of photographs and negatives was recently donated to NHS by his wife Audrey Hopf, who advised the authors of this article, NHS Deputy Director and Director of Education Ingrid Peters and Sarah Long, Manager of Academic Services and Photo Archives at the Newport Historical Society. The result is, “Behind the Camera,” in which Peters and Long provide an introduction to Hopf ’s life as a photographer, and then have carefully selected photographs from the Hopf Collection that demonstrate the breadth and depth of Hopf’s work. Their article conveys the immeasurable value of the Hopf collection to the study of twentieth-century Newport history.
Long, Sarah A. and Peters, Ingrid M.
"Behind the Camera: John T. Hopf and His Work,"
Newport History: Journal of the Newport Historical Society: Vol. 88:
277, Article 3.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.salve.edu/newporthistory/vol88/iss277/3