Phil Clarke Hill is a British filmmaker and photojournalist, with a career spanning ten years and five continents. His areas of focus are underground music, culture, activism and travel reportage.

Often working with culturally-marginalized communities, Phil aims to bridge the gap to show their side of the story in the mainstream media. Favela rappers, environmental activists, ravers, underground religions – the thread that ties it all together is an independence and strength of cultural tradition, whether ancient or modern.

Originally from West Yorkshire, England, he divides his time between London and Rio de Janeiro. A Latin American specialist, he has dedicated much of his career to the continent – regularly working there since 2011, travelling throughout the continent country covering a variety of diverse subjects and assignments.

Phil has a long track record producing video and photo stories for many international clients such as the Guardian, CNN, BBC, National Geographic, Google, Lufthansa, Airbnb, Vice, GEO, Aljazeera, the Washington Post, UNISDR, UNHCR, UNWHO and many others.

He has been awarded a One World Media Grant for a project with the Guarani in Brazil, was a finalist for the Amnesty Media Award and Environmental Photographer of the Year, and has been awarded by the Royal Photographic Society and the International Photography Awards.

A true hybrid shooter for the digital era with all his own equipment; he has a wide network of collaborators around the World, who can be called on when a team is necessary, and for local on-the-ground knowledge, providing provide video, audio, photography, or a multimedia package encompassing a combination of these mediums.

  • The Guardian
  • National Geographic Traveller
  • The Washington Post
  • Lufthansa magazine
  • Google
  • Samsung
  • BBC
  • CNN
  • Vice
  • Dazed
  • GEO
  • El Pais
  • Saveur
  • Smithsonian Magazine
  • Conde Nast Traveller
  • Bloomberg
  • Pearson Education
  • Bauer Media
  • ASOS
  • Arts Council England
  • Momondo / Kayak
  • Dalberg