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BPH heard late yesterday afternoon that the British documentary photographer Chris Killip had died at his home in the United States. Killip was born in the Isle of Man, and started his career by assisting Adrian Flowers in London. From 1969 he began concentrating on his own photography. In 1977 he became a founder, exhibition curator, and advisor at the Side Gallery Newcastle, and worked as its first director. His work was championed and purchased by the V&A Museum, London.
He documented many aspects of 1980s Britain and is best known for In Flagrante (1988). His work has been widely exhibited and collected and his body of work The Station is currently on view at the Martin Parr Foundation.
Killip received the Henri Cartier-Bresson Award for In Flagrante.
Images © Michael Pritchard. Above: Killip at the launch symposium for the Martin Parr Foundation in 2017. Read more here. Left: The Station at Martin Parr Foundation, on view until 20 December 2020.
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