San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
"Arguably the most important (yet least lauded) Black British photographer of his generation".
"The greatest London photographer you've never heard of — and some of his best works are only just being discovered" ..Time Out January 2015
Ronald 'Charlie' Phillips is a Jamaican-born restaurateur, photographer, and documenter of Black London. He is now best known for his photographs of Notting Hill during the period of West Indian migration to London; however, his subject matter also included big stars Muhammad Ali, Jimi Hendrix, Caribbean funerals and student protests.
His photographs appeared in Stern, Harper’s Bazaar, Life and Vogue and in Italian and Swiss journals. His work has been exhibited at galleries like Tate Britain, Museum of London, Nottingham, Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit and Museum of the City of New York, and is also in collections at the Victoria & Albert Museum
Publications in which his photographs are reproduced include Carnival: A Photographic and Testimonial History of the Notting Hill Carnival (Rice N Peas Books, 2014) Simon Schama, in an extract published in The Guardian from his book The Face of Britain, which features images from the National Portrait Gallery's collection, describes Phillips as "a visual poet; chronicler, champion, witness of a gone world ... one of Britain's great photo-portraitists"
The event will be an illustrated talk using some of his fantastic archive of Black British social history from the 1950s to 2016 plus audience questions.
This event will start at 3pm, latecomers will miss out and may not get a seat. Free entry, Donations accepted on the day. See our other exciting events at www.blackhistorywalks.co.uk
When & Where
Black History Walks
Black History Walks offers guided Walking Tours of London to include its African history which goes back 3500 years. Walks take place in St Pauls/Bank, Docklands, Soho, Trafalgar Square, Elephant & Castle and Notting Hill.
We also offer films, talks and workshops on a variety of related topics every month all year long to complement the walks. The talks are interactive multi-media presentations designed to suit, schools, colleges, universities, tourists, staff associations, community groups and public events. We arrange public filmshows on history and current afairs in venues all over the country. We provide teacher and parent training, inset days and run long and short term interventions in primary/secondary schools, with classes or individual pupils. Check out the website and join our mail list for details of more events. www.blackhistorywalks.co.uk