Launching on Thursday September 1st is Charlie Phillips Archive Exhibition Pop Up at the Muswell Hill Gallery featuring 10 images that document London’s Afro-Caribbean community in Notting Hill. Charlie’s ground-breaking book “Notting Hill in the Sixties” is a collection of iconic images of the Windrush generation capturing the richness and complexity of their lives. Celebrated as “One of Britain’s great photo-portraitists”, Charlie Phillips’ photographs are a hugely important archive of British culture.
In 2003, the Museum of London exhibited Phillips’s work, and it has featured regularly in exhibitions since then. His photograph of a young Notting Hill couple is now part of the V&A’s collection. Simon Schama included Phillips’s work in his book and TV series The Face of Britain', and in 2020, Steve McQueen requested Phillips take his portrait when he guest-edited the Observer.
The Charlie Phillips Archive Exhibition opens on Thursday 1st September at 5pm and runs daily until Tuesday 6th September from 11am till 5pm at the Muswell Hill Gallery: 21 High Street, Hornsey, London, N8 7QB