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2015 Exhibitions

Portobello Road hamage to Charlie Phillips

Heart of the Community;
Celebrating people and events that shaped Portobello’s history.

Includes a homage to Charlie Phillips' photos of the Caribbean community.

A series of photomural panels spanning 100m of wall in
Portobello Road North, London, W10

Installation by the artist Peter Dunn.
On display until end May 2015

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The Piss House Pub, 1969

Staying Power:
Photographs of Black British experience, 1950s – 1990s

Images by Charlie Phillips included in the show

16 February – 24 May 2015

V & A Museum
Cromwell Road
London
SW7 2RL

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Duke Vin, first sound system operator in the UK (pre-disco) by Charlie Phillips, 2002

Staying Power:
Photographs of Black British experience, 1950s – 1990s

Images by Charlie Phillips included in the show

15 January 2015 to 30 June 2015

Black Cultural Archives
1 Windrush Square
Brixton
London
SW2 1EF

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Feature in The Guardian, 8 February 2015

Robin Hanbury-Tenison

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

Friday 24 October 2014 to Friday 23 October 2015

Rainforest Biome
Bodelva
Cornwall
PL24 2SG

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Some of the images are also included in an article to accompany the exhibition in Eden Magazine.

Tommy Cooper by John Claridge

Tommy Cooper Photographs by John Claridge
Now on show in the Tommy Cooper Room, Museum of Comedy
until 31 March 2015.

Click Here for the Press Release about the exhibition.

For more information please visit:
http://www.museumofcomedy.com/whats_on/exhibitions

This collection of images has just been released in a finely printed, hand-bound, edition of just 50 copies.

Tommy Cooper, Act 1 by John Claridge Tommy Cooper, Act 9 by John Claridge Tommy Cooper, Act 10 by John Claridge

Issued in three variants, with one of the above three prints.
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Copies numbered 1 to 20 now sold. The price is £62.50 but will rise once we reach number 30.

See also: When John Claridge met Tommy Cooper: an illustrated feature on the Spitalfields Life website.

The London Column recently ran a short piece on Tommy Cooper which makes reference to John Claridge's exhibition.

Time Out review of John Hewer's stage show based on the life of Tommy Cooper, also refers to the John Claridge exhibition.

Latest News and Events

Charlie Phillips - Interview
The One Show, BBC1, 16 February 2015

Charlie Phillips was interviewed on BBC1's 'The One Show'

Click Here to watch online (Interview starts around 12.56 mins)

Time Out Cover

Out of Sight - Charlie Phillips
Feature in
Time Out, 27 January to 2 February 2015

A two page feature on the work of Charlie Phillips.

Click Here for the article in print. (PDF).

Click Here for the article in online.

 

New York in the 1970s by John Claridge

Interview with Craig Atkinson of Cafe Royal Books
includes image by John Claridge

Photoworks interviewed Craig Atkinson about his series of books of photographs which have included several by John Claridge.

Click Here for the interview.

'Presenting Clowns' by John Claridge

Presenting Clowns by John Claridge

This collection of images is published in a finely printed, hand-bound, edition of just 50 copies.

Click Here for the book's Press Release.

Issued in three variants, with one of these prints (click for details):

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'New York in the 70s' by John Claridge

John Claridge - New York in the 70s
Cafe Royal Books

36 pages
14cm x 20cm
b/w digital
Numbered edition of 150

 

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Notting Hill Carnival by Charlie Phillips

Images by Charlie Phillips are included in a new film about Notting Hill Carnival.

Who Started It? is one of four films about Notting Hill Carnival from acme, available exclusively on BBC iPlayer.

Click Here to view the film.

'Israel 1967' by John Claridge

Israel 1967
A new book/zine by John Claridge
Published by Café Royal Books.

Israel 1967 is a series of photographs take one week after
the Six Day War.
28 pages
14cm x 20cm
b/w digital
Numbered edition of 150

 

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'Tommy Cooper' by John Claridge

Tommy Cooper - A new publication from John Claridge

This collection of images has just been released in a finely printed, hand-bound, edition of just 50 copies.

Tommy Cooper, Act 1 by John Claridge Tommy Cooper, Act 9 by John Claridge Tommy Cooper, Act 10 by John Claridge

Copies numbered 1 to 10 now sold out. We are currently on number 20, and then the price will rise to £62.50 until number 30.

Issued in three variants, with one of the above three prints.
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Click Here for the book's press release.

A percentage from each book sold will be donated to
"Tommy's Ticker" appeal. For more information visits:
http://thetommycoopersociety.org/news.aspx

 

Exhibition prints are also available, Click Here for details.

'Silent Ballads' by John Claridge

Silent Ballads by John Claridge

This collection of images is published in a finely printed, hand-bound, edition of just 50 copies.

Click Here for the book's Press Release.

Issued in three variants, with one of these prints (click for details):

Copies numbered 1 to 10 have now sold out.
Issues 11 to 20 currently available.

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Archive: Imagining the East End

John Claridge's work included in:
Archive: Imagining the East End: A Photographic Discourse
By Susan Andrews and Nick Haeffner
Published by Black Dog Books

Available for purchase via: blackdogonline.com

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'Only the Forgotten' by Karin Rosenthal

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.

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Recent News, Exhibitions & Events

Portobello Road by Charlie PhillipsPortobello Road by Charlie Phillips

100 Images of Migration
Work by Charlie Phillips is included in this exhibition
jointly organised by the Migration Museum Project

24 June 2014 - 13 February 2015

Exhibition at the Museum Studies Building
The School of Museum Studies
University of Leicester, 19 University Road
Leicester, LE1 7RF

Click Here for Details and Click Here for Invitation

Offsite Exhibitions

To accompany the exhibition there will also be displays at:

Leicester Railway Station, 24 June to 20 July 2014;

The Charles Wilson Building, 21 July 2014 to 13 February 2015;

The David Wilson Library, 21 July to 12 December 2014 .

Kensal Green Cemetery, 1974 by Charlie Phillips

How Great Thou Art –
50 Years of African Caribbean Funerals in London

Charlie Phillips presents a sensitive photographic documentary of the social and emotional traditions that surround death in London’s African Caribbean community.

7 November to 5 December 2014
Photofusion Gallery
17a Electric Lane, Brixton, London, SW9 8LA

Click Here for Press Release; Click Here for Gallery Website

Charlie Phillips by Keith Cardwell

Features and Interviews:

Tommy Cooper by John Claridge

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.

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