Reading and research Chris Killip–b 1946

Killip is a multi award winning documentary photographer probably best known for his work recording  the decline of the industrial north-east of England and his home – the Isle of Man. I’m unfamiliar with the north-east and have only visited briefly but one place that did stand out when I was reading about Killip was Skinningrove. While walking the Coast path in this area in 2007, we stopped a the Riverside Cafe and Community Centre here for tea and scones on a foggy July morning.  The link to Michael Almereyda’s award winning short film in which Chris Killip talks about his project in photographing the village is here:

http://www.nybooks.com/blogs/gallery/2014/jul/22/chris-killip-skinningrove/

Chris Killip also talks about the Deutsche Borse nomination for his exhibition “What Happened – Great Britain 1970 –1990” here:

https://vimeo.com/album/2353008/video/64393164

There is no doubt that Chris Killip is a dedicated social documentary photographer.

It is perhaps an indictment of these financially constrained times, that the Hampshire Library Catalogue contains no items by Chris Killip.

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