Group 2

Chris Killip

Chris Killip was born in 1946 in Douglas, Isle of Man. He lives and works in Boston, MA, USA.

Killip moved to London in 1964 to work as a commercial photographer. After a few months, he switched to freelance work and moved back to the Isle of Man where he instead portrayed the traditional lifestyle of the inhabitants. In 1975, he moved again, this time to north-east England, where he embarked on a project to document communities and people in the dismantled industrialism in Thatcherite Britain. These photos were first compiled in 1988 in the book In Flagrante but he had to wait until 1989 for wider recognition, when he became the first to receive the Henri Cartier-Bresson Award.

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