On Killip & Smith

In August 1985, the Serpentine Gallery in London opened Another Country: Photographs of the North East of England – an exhibition that was to burnish the reputations of Chris Killip and Graham Smith.

While Killip went on to exhibit all over the world and take up a professorship at Harvard University, Smith later withdrew from the public arena, hurt by the way the tabloids had sensationalised his depictions of working class communities.

As a friend and contemporary of both photographers, Martin Parr has fastidiously collected many of their key works (and anecdotes) over the years. Join Martin and our archivist Isaac on the morning of 29th October for an in-depth look at this archive.

Tours include a chance to see the photobook library and behind the scenes in Martin Parr’s studio.

This tour coincides with an upcoming Killip retrospective at The Photographers’ Gallery in London.

Limited to 12 places.

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