Viva Phoenix! is a new project commissioned by The Photographers' Gallery. It documents The Phoenix Garden in London’s Soho area. The garden is the last of the original seven Covent Garden community gardens. It has been open since 1984 and is run by volunteers.
Viva Phoenix is an A5 pamphlet and presents a combination of informal portraits of the garden’s community, landscape photographs of the garden over the year, plus an interview with community gardener Chris Raeburn. The project celebrates this longstanding and hidden garden, as well as the mix of horticulture, politics and aesthetics that it encapsulates.