Covering all genres of Patrick Lichfield’s photography, landscape, portraiture, fashion and nudes, The Little Black Gallery displays the first exhibition of his Carribean images. The artist was an internationally renowned photographer who produced work for a number of major magazines. His pictures have been presented worldwide, and he published several books during his career. The National Portrait Gallery dedicated a retrospective exhibition to the first 20 years of his practice in 2002.
Lichfield got his break when he was summoned by Diana Vreeland, the doyenne of fashion editors, to photograph the Duke and Duchess of Windsor. Afterwards, he was given a five year contract with American Vogue. In 1981 he was appointed official photographer at the wedding of his cousin The Prince of Wales and Lady Diana Spencer.
After visiting Mustique in the mid-1960s he established his home there. Consequently, he spent a considerable amount of time visiting the Caribbean islands and they provided a backdrop for many commissions – Cuba was the unprecedented location for the 1994 Unipart Calendar.
Patrick Lichfield’s Caribbean, until 7 December, The Little Black Gallery, 13A Park Walk, London SW10 0AJ.
1. © Patrick Lichfield.