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Image: © Chris Killip Photography Trust Magnum Photos, courtesy of Martin Parr Foundation

From 1st April, BALTIC Gateshead will open with a full career retrospective of post-war photographer, Chris Killip. Co-curated by Ken Grant and Tracy Marshall Grant, viewers can expect to see a broad survey of Killip’s career which is considerably made up of black and white photographs, the gold standard for documentary photographers of the time.

It is well known that the Manx photographer consistently immersed himself in the communities that he photographed and the North East of England came to be a substantial part of the photographer’s work. Therefore, we could say that community was at the very core of his practice and when people often looked away, Killip looked on in. Communities in the Shipbuilding area, coal mines and nightlife venues around Newcastle-upon-Tyne are just a small number of examples of the environments Killip found himself photographing time and time again, often returning years after his first visit.

The exhibition is in collaboration with the Photographers Gallery, London where ‘Chris Killip, retrospective’ was previously on display in 2022.

Chris Killip, retrospective can be seen on the ground floor of BALTIC Gateshead from Saturday 1st April until Sunday 3rd September.

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