Print purchased by the Museum of London and included in their upcoming exhibition Dub London.
The early Sound Systems were basic affairs built around a single record deck, a valve amp and a speaker. But by the 1950’s they had grown to purpose built speakers
the size of wardrobes that could be heard many blocks away. The larger these systems the better. Record producer Bunny ‘Striker’ Lee would remember from the time
&pdquo;Sound System was like our radio station ... not many people on the island would own a wireless, so it was the way for the people to here there music”.
These ’House of Joys&rsqup; as they were affectionately known were run by the likes of Tom the Great Sebastian who would have people like the legendary
Duke Vin [who would go on to be the first system operator in England when he emigrated there years later] spinning his tunes.
Billed as a trailer for the feature length version due out later this year, but it is more than that and is 35 min well spent.
It was released 27 July 2020 at Olby's Soul Cafe (olbyssoulcafe.co.uk)
In March 2020 as part of POW! (Thanets Womens Festival), vocalist Sabina Desir and keyboard player Jessica Lauren created their immersive performance Freedom Road at
Turner Contemporary in Margate. Built around music connected with Black peoples struggle for equality in 20th century America, focusing particularly on the 1960s and 1970s,
the work took inspiration from and related to the gallery’s exhibition, We Will Walk.
We are pleased to announce that we now exclusively represent the Ron Reid Estate Counterculture from the early 70s to 90s.
To view a selection of his images and outline, Click Here.
Back in the Day: The Autograph Archive X Yardie
To celebrate the upcoming release of Idris Elba’s directorial debut YARDIE, Autograph is working with STUDIOCANAL to launch a free photographic exhibition at Hackney Picturehouse. The exhibition includes Charlie Phillips’ Westbourne Park Tube station image.
18 August to 2 September 2018
Hackney Picture House, London
The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland have granted Gillian Marsh Productions €135k to make a 52 minute documentary on Seán Hillen, provisionally titled The Art of Asperger’s for broadcast on the national broadcaster RTÉ in Autumn 2019.
The documentary will be centred around the ‘excavation’ of Sean’s famously messy studio (which puts Francis Bacon’s to shame!) and extraction of his ‘archive’ with the help of an archivist from the National Irish Visual Arts Library who will then receive the press archive.
Gillian Marsh, GMarsh TV is one of Ireland’s top regional production companies. Based near Crossmolina in Co Mayo, the company has built its name producing distinctive television with a rural edge.
With an emphasis on factual and observational documentary our productions capture the essence of rural life simply and delicately, capturing the extraordinary in ordinary lives.
London Nights See the city after dark through photography
This series of photographs takes as its inspiration the ways in which recent technologies such as genetic modification and cloning have facilitated the rapid development of new variations of natural forms, including flowers.
Interview with Tim Arthur on the Robert Elms programme (BBC Radio London), 1 June 2016.
The interview is between 43 and 54 minutes into the programme which can be heard or downloaded as a podcast at: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p03vr02w
Publication date: 2 June 2016
Published by Spitalfields Life Books
Wednesday, 1 June 2016, 6pm
VOUT-O-RENEES, 30 Prescot St, Aldgate, E1 8BB
Exhibition runs until 21 July 2016
RSVP: Thestashgallery@gmail.com or call 07753702910
BOOK LAUNCH PARTY
Thursday, 2 June 2016, from 6pm THE FRENCH HOUSE, 49 Dean St, Soho, W1D 5BG.
JOHN CLARIDGE IN CONVERSATION
Friday 3 June 2016, 7pm.
John will be talking about his EAST END photography with Stefan Dickers
WATERSTONES PICCADILLY, W1J 9HD.
Email email@example.com to reserve your free ticket.
Helen Lyôn has 14 pages included in: Annual Pictorial, Vol.II, Published by Eyemazing Susan
Despair and love. With Sex, Rituals, Spiritualism and Romanticism we explore our attempts to give meaning to our lives. The selected images present fantasies and imaginings more real than our waking reality. Driven by a hunger to plumb the depths of human emotion, this 304-page volume transports the viewer on a visual odyssey through images of sadness, dark joy and profound melancholy…The painterly darkness of Manhood/Womanhood
Charlie Phillips and Vanley Burke
with Paul Goodwin,
Event Name: Urban Encounters: (re:)Thinking the Street
Event Date: Saturday 24 October 2015
Time: 16:00 – 17:10
Location: Clore Auditorium, Tate Britain, London, SW1P 4RG
Click Here for further details and to book tickets
People of the Rainforest by Robin Hanbury-Tenison
Six stunning photographs of tribal people of the rainforest taken by Cornish explorer and writer Robin Hanbury-Tenison and the world-renowned photographer Sebastião Salgado. The images are displayed among the foliage in the Rainforest Biome
Inheriting Loss - A new body of work from Karin Rosenthal
Click Here to view the portfolio on the artist's website.
The Vivian Maier Exhibition, which Karin Rosenthal initiated, co-curated, and for which she oversaw the programming was selected by Jared Bowen of Greater Boston (WGBH-TV) as one of Boston's most memorable arts events of the year.
The Maier show at the Women's Studies Research Center was included among shows at the Museum of Fine Art, the Gardner Museum, and the Rose Art Museum.
Bowen's Holiday Arts Special TV programme (repeated often at the end of 2103) included with an interview with her that had been recorded and broadcast earlier. Click Here for a link to the full program. Karin's part about the "moonlighting nanny" starts 7min 30sec into the video.
Tommy Cooper broadcast featuring John Claridge's images
On Thursday, 6 November 2014,
Martin Witts and John Hewer talked all things Tommy Cooper on the 'Alan Titchmarsh Show'.
Click Here to watch the segment which uses John Claridge's images. The relevant part starts at 24:00 minutes into the programme.
Recent Charlie Phillips Interviews and Features:
Charlie Phillips was recently interviewed on the Robert Elms programme on BBC Radio London. This is available as a podcast for a limited time period. Click Here then listen to the podcast for 1 August 2014.
Charlie Phillips was also interviewed on the Outlook programme on BBC RadioFour. This is available as a podcast for a limited time period. Click Here then listen to the podcast for 26 July 2014.
The Guardian ran a feature on 25 July 2014 including a selection of images: Click Here.
The Resident (August 2014) featured an interview and included several images: Click Here.
Tate Gallery and V&A Purchase John Claridge's CRB Books
Tate Gallery special collection, held at Tate Britain and
V&A artists' book library and archive have both purchased all six books of John Claridge's photographs published so far by Cafe Royal Books, 2012/2013. Along The Thames
Another Time, Another Place
The Salvation Army
East End Graphics
Monoliths, Sculptures, Fun and Death
There are still some copies of a few titles still available.
For more information visit: www.caferoyalbooks.com
Coal Miners, 1971 by John Claridge
New publication from Cafe Royal Books
28 pages, 14cm x 20cm, b/w digital
Numbered edition of 150
Please note that there might still be a couple of copies of John Claridge's Peopled Streets still available from the same publisher.
"The Gentle Author" is giving an illustrated lecture of portraits from the pages of Spitalfields Life at the National Portrait Gallery on 25 July 2013 at 7pm
Work presented include the following Spitalfields Life Contributing Photographers Sarah Ainslie, John Claridge, Lucinda Douglas Menzies, Jeremy Freedman, Chris Kelly, Phil Maxwell, Simon Mooney, Patricia Niven, Colin O’Brien, Alex Pink and Martin Usborne
New publication from Cafe Royal Books.
14cm x 20cm
This is the second book of Claridge's work Café Royal have published. This series offers an historical insight into the working life of an area of major international and economic significance, an area affected by constant change. The Docklands, obsessively documented during the 1960s and 70s by the young photographer, aware that these could be the final years of the working docklands
At the Salvation Army in the Eighties by John Claridge
Charlie Phillips photos included in: Guardian Newspaper Competition - Call for snapshots of migration
"Help tell the story of migration in Britain by sharing your images on a migration-related theme.
We're looking for photographs, paintings or other artwork that says something about the stories of those moving to, from or within the UK."
An autobiographical Film by Nike Hatzzidimo. An Evening with Charlie Phillips presents a unique opportunity, in an intimate setting, to view a selection of his work in Notting Hill during the 1960s, 1970s, and 1980s, accompanied by his narrative of those times. Phillips is an enlightened and entertaining raconteur whose pictures tell stories of bohemians, the famous, the ‘respectable’ and the ‘notorious’ at the time.
Victoria and Albert Museum and Black Cultural Archives acquisition of 10 photographs by Charlie Phillips as part of the 'Staying Power' archive.
Staying Power is a project devoted to exploring black British identity between 1950 and 1990. Among the project's objectives: the acquisition of photographs for the V&A's national collection, creating a oral history strand via the procurement of testimonies, exploring issues reflecting new and existing V&A photographic collections and the launch of an exhibition celebrating the newly acquired works of the BCA.
We are pleased to announce that we now represent Richard K. Diran.
For Richard K. Diran images and outline: click here.
Museum of London acquisition of 30 photographs by Charlie Phillips as
part of the 'Roots to Reckoning exhibition' archive.
The archive is a
celebration of the pioneering work of all three photographers and
highlights how they helped shape a sense of identity for black
Londoners. 30 photographs from each photographer, Charlie Phillips,
Armet Francis and Neil Kenlock.
A selection went go on permanent display in the new Galleries of Modern
London opened on 28 May 2010.
Being and Nothingness: The Existence of Others
A short film Featuring Moray Watson by Michael Woods and Adam Koronka
Tuesday 11 November 2008 until January 2009 by appointment only
The Bar Council
289-293 High Holborn,
London WC1V 7HZ
His 'Notting Hill Couple, 1967' will be part of a panel discussion on an image "thinking about" by the collector Dr Kenneth Montague (Wedge Gallery, Toronto, Canada).
FOAM Photo Fest, Amsterdam
24th and 25th May 2008
'On My Mind'
Foam Magazine, #15/'Contruct'
An essay on Charlie Phillips' image 'Notting Hill Couple, 1967' by Kenneth Montague, collector, curator and director of Wedge Curatorial Projects in Toronto, Canada.
Special evening slide presentation and talk about the 1967 to 1969 'Combat Zone' photographs taken in Boston, Massachusetts.
Friday 7 September 2007
VISA pour l'IMAGE
19th International Photojournalism Festival
1 to 16 September 2007
'Boston by Night' - feature in Le Monde magazine.
No. 185, 1 - 7 September 2007
A nine page feature on Jerry Berndt's Combat Zone series, published to coincide with the VISA pour l'IMAGE festival. Click here to download a PDF version of the document (1MB).
IGNORED NO MORE:
Abolition of the slave trade bicentennial
3 August 2007 - Conference on International Slavery
Charlie Phillips, Neil Kenlock and Armet Francis's images from the Roots to Reckoning exhibition will be used in a background slide show for the duration of the conference. 23 August 2007 - Memorial Day