1 - 31 October 2003
Born in Jamaica, Charlie Phillips came to London in 1956 and worked as a freelance photographer for various magazines, including Stern, Harpers Bazaar and Life.
The focus of the exhibition is London in the 1960s and 1970s, where Phillips snapped both ‘high’ and ‘low’ life. In his pictures, international superstars and bohemians jostle with the ‘respectable’ and the ‘notorious’.
Some of Phillips’s photographs have achieved an iconic status, but the bulk of his work was forgotten when he joined the Paparazzi in Italy during the early 1970s.
The exhibition has been produced in association with Minority Contractors in Europe and is part of the Museum’s programme for Black History Month.
Mike Phillips’s book, Notting Hill in the Sixties – illustrated with photographs by Charlie Phillips – is on sale in the Museum Shop. To order, please phone 020 7814 5600. Payment by credit or debit card. Price: £12.95, plus post and packing.
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