Renowned Photographer Charlie Phillips will feature on a panel hosted in Wandsworth examining the role of Black entrepreneurship in London past and present.

The photographer joins the initiative co-hosted by Wandsworth Council as one of a number of events on in the borough during October to mark Black History Month.

The discussion — 'Be inspired by Black entrepreneurship in Wandsworth ‘Then and Now ’80’s–00’s' — will also feature NHS nurse and Neo-slip inventor Neomi Bennett, and Juici Jerk founders Troy and Jarrell Johnson.

Phillips, who was born in Jamaica, is recognised as one of modern Britain's most important photographers.

Among his most striking photographs are those documenting daily life in south and west London during the 1970s, while he also photographed icons including Jimi Hendrix, Muhammad Ali and Gina Lollobrigida.

"As far as I’m concerned, we haven’t been given a proper platform to show our culture, our side of the story," Phillips said. "It’s not Black history; this is British history, whether you like it or not. And we’ve been sidestepped. I feel that personally."

Phillips has seen his work feature in Vogue, Life and Harpers magazines, as well as the V&A and Tate Britain museums.

In 2015, he received a Heritage Lottery Fund grant to manage his archive.

"This is the only thing that keeps me going," Phillips said. "I’ve got lots of young volunteers who say: ‘Uncle Charlie, you’ve got to keep your legacy alive, because we don’t see this in schools. We don’t see this in exhibition centres.’ I think we’re not well-represented within the culture of England how we should be. There has been a missing section in our history. Most of our records have been destroyed or weren’t there in the first place … I’m just here to document our side of the story."

The BBC's Jacqueline Shepherd will host the panel, which is free to attend at Battersea Arts Centre and starts at 6.30pm. Click here for more info., or here to see what else is on in Wandsworth during Black History Month.