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Chris Killip: The Last Ships

Venue: Laing Art Gallery

Dates: Sep 8th 2018 - May 24th 2040

  • Every Tuesday-Saturday 10:00 - 17:00
  • Every Sunday 14:00 - 17:00

Price: Free


Chris Killip’s photographs document the lives of working people and their resilience of spirit while at the same time recording the steady decline of industrial Britain. This exhibition, drawing from his archive, includes previously unpublished photographs of shipbuilding on Tyneside. Initially coming to the North East in 1975 as the Northern Arts Photography Fellow (a two-year photography project jointly financed by Northern Arts and Northern Gas), Chris Killip lived and worked on Tyneside until 1991 when he was recruited by Harvard University to teach photography in its Visual Studies Program.