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