Chris Killip - A Photographic Documentary

Photograph © Chris Killip, 1970-2012

Why is great British documentary photography overlooked at home? Sean O'Hagan's article confirms my experience in getting any attention for black-and-white photographic projects. The following is a short taster from Sean's article.

"Photographer Chris Killip has a major retrospective show in Germany – but his gritty, hard-hitting images of England deserve more recognition from British galleries.

Killip belongs to a generation of great British photojournalists that emerged in the 1970s and 1980s and also includes Tony Ray-Jones, Graham Smith, Chris Steele-Perkins and Brian Griffin. All worked predominantly in black-and-white and looked long and hard at the changing face of British society in the 1970s and 1980s. Though it would be hard to think of another British photobook as influential as In Flagrante, Killip's work, like that of his contemporaries, is all but overlooked by British curators at the moment."

Beautiful record of British life.

Read more at The Guardian http://bit.ly/yagZ5U

Also visit Chris Killip's website to discover his work: http://www.chriskillip.com/index.html

Great War Portraits, a study of WW1 veterans: www.greatwarportraits.com

 

 

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