Something happened in Rip Hopkins landed at the Museum of Prehistory at Nemours, the least understood, least accessible, the "oldest"of France. An order came from the mists of time led him to conduct a series of primal scenes in which he has placed its 60 models. What history or prehistory what is it? That of the artistic act. In each photo that’s it. And that‘s why they are both different and all the same.

If Rip Hopkins asked Chris to write give next to his images, it is less to comment on or interpret that to extend the artistic act which has produced every time the Museum of Prehistory.

Rip Hopkins


Born in Sheffield in 1972, Rip Hopkins graduated from the Industrial Design National School (ENSCI) in Paris. For almost ten years, in collaboration with Doctors Without Borders, he produced photographic reports and documentaries on endangered populations around the world.
Winner of several prestigious awards and grants, his work is one of several international public and private collections.
Rip Hopkins is constantly looking for new testing grounds and new artistic challenges. He practices different genres as the portrait or landscape, its atypical style, at the crossroads of documentary photography and artistic expression, puts people at the center of his work.
Rip Hopkins is a member of Agence Vu in Paris. It is represented in Europe by the gallery The Lamppost and Belgium by Caroline Bouchard for the Belgian Blue Blood series.

Christophe Donner Born in Paris in 1956, he is a writer, journalist, literary critic and filmmaker. He is the author of numerous published stories for youth, mostly in the School of Leisure. As a novelist, he published: Un roi sans lendemain, Vivre encore un peu, Bang ! Bang !, L’empire de la morale, Grasset.