The Station photobook, published by Steidl, coincides with exhibition of the same name on display at Martin Parr Foundation 25 MAR to 23 MAY 2020.
The Station presents Chris Killip’s photographs taken at The Station music venue in Gateshead in 1985. The Station is a dedicated performance and rehearsal space established by The Gateshead Music Collective, after their previous venue was threatened with closure.
‘In 1985 I was photographing nightlife venues in Newcastle when someone told me about The Station. I was amazed by the energy and feel of the place. It was totally different; run for and by the people who went there. I stopped going to other venues to photograph there on Saturday nights. Nobody ever asked me where I was from or even who I was.’ – Chris Killip
These images were recently discovered by Killip’s son, who found a box of contact sheets made by his father 30 years previous and had laid unseen in Killip’s archives. They document the style, theatricality and raw energy of the counter-culture Punk movement which flourished under Thatcher’s government in the UK.
h375 x w285 mm
72 b&w photographs
Designed by Pony
The Station Chris Killip Steidl, 2020
10 in stock