Tête à Têtes - West African Portraiture from Independence into the 21st Century
18 Sep 2020 – 27 Nov 2020
David Hill Gallery
London, United Kingdom
After studying photography at Berkshire College of Art & Design, David Hill went on to deal in rare and collectable cameras before moving into a career in the music industry, co-founding the Nuphonic record label, which he ran for the next ten years.
In 2003 he became aware of the work of Bill Bernstein, the New York-based photographer who documented the city’s burgeoning disco scene of the late 70s. David contacted Bill and together they began going through over four hundred rolls of film, which culminated in Disco – The Bill Bernstein Photographs, published by Reel Art Press in November 2015.
It was through the Disco project that David met Serena Morton, and in September 2015 they opened Morton Hill, a dedicated photography gallery, next door to Serena’s fine art gallery on West London’s Ladbroke Grove.
In 2017 this became David Hill Gallery, which shows the work of both established and lesser-known 20th century and contemporary photographers, specialising in previously unseen work.