Photographer Emmanuel Cole captures the essence of Notting Hill for 5th year

Notting Hill Carnival
(Image credit: Emmanuel Cole)

London-based self taught Emmanuel Cole has been attending the infamous Notting Hill Carnival since he was a teenager but for last the five years (not including the years that it wasn't on due to Covid) he has been an integral part to its documentation. 

Notting Hill is one of the world's largest street festivals, attracting roughly 2.5 million visitors to the two-day event. It started in 1966 in the Notting Hill area of Kensington over the bank holiday weekend, and to this day, it includes a vibrant parade, multiple stages with traditional dub sound systems and food stalls.

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Hannah Rooke
Staff Writer

Having studied Journalism and Public Relations at the University of the West of England Hannah developed a love for photography through a module on photojournalism. She specializes in Portrait, Fashion and lifestyle photography but has more recently branched out in the world of stylized product photography. For the last 3 years Hannah has worked at Wex Photo Video as a Senior Sales Assistant using her experience and knowledge of cameras to help people buy the equipment that is right for them. With 5 years experience working with studio lighting, Hannah has run many successful workshops teaching people how to use different lighting setups.