An essential figure in post-war photography, since his debut in the 1970s, Chris Killip has been forging a new path in documentary photography: the depiction of the working class, in the midst of the dismantling of the industry that had created and maintained them since the beginning of the 19th century.
His purpose is not to show historical experience but rather real life in Northern Britain between 1968 and 2004. The photography of Chris Killip (b. 1946, Douglas, Isle of Man) finds inspiration in the work of 1930s photographers, such as Paul Strand, Walker Evans, Bill Brandt and also August Sander.
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