Charlie Phillips

Notting Hill Couple, 1967 – The Sitters, Anita Santiago & Osmond (Gus) Philip

Framed gelatin silver print


Titled and numbered in pencil, signed in pen on verso.
12 x 16 inches / 30 x 40 cm
Edition of 25

Only 2 Available

Charlie Phillips moved to London from Jamaica in 1956 and began to document life in his local community, of Notting Hill, an area of London which had a large British Caribbean community following mass migration from the Caribbean in the immediate post-war period. His photographs of local people take on the political issues of the time. This couple’s connection to the Notting Hill area recalls the eruption of racial hostility when groups of white youths sought to divide Notting Hill’s mixed-race community in a series of violent attacks. The events became known as the Notting Hill race riots (1958), and were thought to have been started when a group of white men assaulted a white woman on the basis of her marriage to a black man. This print sits in a beautiful wooden black frame. Frame dimension are 62 x 59 x 4 cm. Please allow 2-4 weeks for framing and shipping.

This photograph is part of The Black Triangle, an exhibition on the civil rights and anti-racist movements in the UK, USA and South Africa. (7th of October – 3rd of December 2022). Email for a full list of works.

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