Diane Hopkins-Hughs has been a photographer and teacher for 30 years. An Arizona native, she has a BFA from the University of Texas and an MS from Indiana University. She became interested in photography while living in Europe and later studied with Brett Weston, Paul Caponigro and George Tice and was mentored by Merle Armitage. She has taught at SMU in Dallas, Brenau University in Georgia, Schreiner University in Texas, Furman University in Greenville South Carolina, and has presented over 80 photo and art workshops in several states.
Hopkins-Hughs has exhibited her work in over 150 national group exhibitions, more than 60 solo exhibitions, and has received project grants from the South Carolina Arts Commission, Metropolitan Arts Council of Greenville, and the Georgia Council for the Arts. Her work is in numerous private and museum collections including the Amon Carter Museum collection, the Greenville County Museum of Art, the State of Georgia, and the South Carolina State Art Collection. She has been awarded numerous residencies including Seaside, Florida, Pritchard's Island, South Carolina State Park.
She was the recipient of a visual arts fellowship, awarded by the South Carolina Arts Commission. Hopkins-Hughs lives with her husband in Greenville, South Carolina.
I have always been captivated by form, light, and texture in the world and in my photography. Whether in nature, architecture, realism or abstraction the mystery is the same and I hope to capture a bit of the unseen that is all around us. The mystery and magic continues for me in the darkroom as the negatives come to life and the intangible becomes tangible.
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