74 modern silver gelatin prints from photographs made in the North East of England.
In 1975 Chris Killip was invited to photograph in the North East through a two-year fellowship from Northern Arts and the Northern Gas Board. This became the start of a 15 year engagement with the region which at the time was undergoing a period of dramatic de-industrialisation.
Killip spent time photographing the communities surrounding the major industries such as coal mines, shipbuilding, and factories, all of which were being undermined by government policies at the time. Present in the images are the people who inhabit the urban environments, bringing a human presence to the landscapes symbolic of the rapid social changes taking place in the region during this period in British history.
Modern silver gelatin prints
50.8 x 60.9cm
1975 – 1986
Prints housed on behalf of Chris Killip Photography Trust.