60 modern silver gelatin prints from a set of pictures made by Chris Killip in the village of Skinningrove, North Yorkshire.
The photographs observe the daily rituals and rendezvous of a village seen by outsiders as fiercely self-sufficient and suspicious to newcomers. Made during a period of de-industrialisation in the North East of England where work was scarce, Skinningrove’s access to the coast for fishing provided a tentative lifeline to the community living there. Scenes such as waiting for the tide, cutting lobster pots, or sitting in parked boats are punctuated by the casual daily interactions and relationships between the people of Skinningrove, which are observed intimately by Killip.
Four of the images from Skinningrove were used in Killip’s seminal book In Flagrante. In 2018 the series was published by Pony as a 32 page newspaper and will be published by Steidl as a complete body of work for the first time in 2022 by Steidl and designed by Pony.
Modern silver gelatin prints
10 prints = 40.6 x 50.8cm
50 prints = 50.8 x 60.9cm
1981 – 1983
Prints housed on behalf of Chris Killip Photography Trust.