Portrait Photographers Take A Shot At Bright Rooms PIAF 2017

Fresh off featuring in Burberry’s latest ‘Here We Are’ exhibition in London, acclaimed British photographer Charlie Phillips joined the team at Bright Rooms for the launch of their studio installation at PIAF 2017. Bright Rooms studio celebrate the rich history of studio portraiture, playing host to guest portrait photographers throughout PIAF at Copeland Park in Peckham.

Bright Rooms have brought together four generations of photographers from Africa, the Caribbean and Europe to share perspectives and create fresh new work. Photographers operating in the studio installation include Charlie Phillips; James Barnor, Alec McLeish, Adama Jalloh  and the forthcoming guest speaker at the next Nation of Billions LIVE Q&A – Eddie Otchere.

From the Victorian model through to the seminal work out of Africa in the 60’s & 70’s, this timeless and intimate discourse between photographer and sitter, is so highly valued now as it is captivating.

For their launch night at PIAF, Bright Rooms invited Charlie Phillips the Jamaican-born photographer who’s images documenting people and places associated with Notting Hill were published in ‘Notting Hill in the Sixties’ (1991). Phillips’s work has been exhibited internationally, including Tate Britain and the V&A.

The Bright Rooms Studio at #PIAF is open to all and resident photographers will be announced daily. PIAF takes place between Saturday 30 September to Thursday 5 October between 12:00 – 19:00 at Copeland Park & Bussey Building, 133 Copeland Road, London SE15 3SN

If you are interested in having you portrait taken head over to Peckham for a free portrait session at the Bright Room Installation 3 & 4th Oct between 1.30 – 5pm at PIAF.

PIAF (Peckham International Art Fair) is an ambitious new art fair launching in London, 30 September to 5 October 2017. PIAF will host 15 international galleries at Copeland Park, an industrial unit in the creative quarter of Peckham in South London. We are inviting galleries and art initiatives that we believe are at the cutting edge of the global art market. PIAF launches with an exciting space and a committed team all set to create a landmark art event.