North East

Girl with Guy Fawkes, Low Walker, Tyneside, 1976

Two Men on a bench, Wallsend, Tyneside, 1975

Children and Terraced Housing, Byker, Tyneside, 1975

7 People watching a parade 2, South Shields, Tyneside, 1976

Redcar Steel Works from South Gore, Teeside, 1976

Council Housing and Coal Mine, Workington, Cumbria, 1975

Killingworth, New Town, Tyneside, 1976

Newbiggin Cemetery, Northumbria, 1975

West End Bingo Parlour, Newcastle, Tyneside, 1975

Queue during the ‘Bread Strike’, Newcastle upon Tyne, 1977

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.




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