A highly anticipated retrospective of the life and work of Chris Killip, one of the leading and most influential photographers to emerge from the United Kingdom over the last century. Known for his urgent, unvarnished, and empathetic images of British working-class communities in the 1970s and 1980s, Killip eventually moved to the United States, where he taught photography at Harvard University for more than twenty-five years.
Published in connection with a major exhibition opening in October 2022 at The Photographers’ Gallery, London, prior to an international tour, this volume includes the most important images from throughout Killip’s extraordinary career. Including previously unpublished illustrations and ephemera as well as photographs spanning Killip’s entire life with texts by Ken Grant, Amanda Maddox, Gregory Halpern, and Lynsey Hanley, and a foreword by Brett Rogers, director of the Photographers’ Gallery, this exquisite collection sheds new light on an astonishing talent.
Ken Grant is a photographer, curator, and educator. He is a lecturer for the MFA photography course at the University of Ulster.
Tracy Marshall-Grant is director of development at the Royal Photographic Society and producer at Northern Narratives.