Chris Killip Obituary, In Loving Memory Of Chris Killip
- john Gibson
I was devastated to learn that Newcastle’s SIDE gallery was closing. Among other things, I’ve been introduced to several amazing photographers, like Chris Killip, who currently has an exhibition at Baltic. He regrettably went away, but his legacy lives on through this fantastic website.
Chris Killip is largely considered one of the most well-known photographers to have come from the United Kingdom during the course of his career. On the Isle of Man, where he was born in 1946, he began his career as a commercial photographer in the late 1960s. After starting his career, he gradually began to focus on his own artistic interests. His book “In Flagrante,” a compilation of pictures taken in the North East of England throughout the 1970s and early 1980s, is now widely regarded as a pioneering piece of documentary photography.
The book offers a compilation of images taken at the time. This artist has created a variety of other works, including the Isle of Man, Seacoal, Skinningrove, and Pirelli series. Killip was invited to join Harvard University’s Department of Visual and Environmental Studies as a professor in 1991. As a result, he was able to take advantage of this opportunity. He was appointed as a tenured professor in 1994 and served as department chair from 1994 to 1998.
After graduating from Harvard in December 2017, he moved to Cambridge, Massachusetts, in the United States of America, where he resided until his death in October 2020. His photographs are in the permanent collections of some of the world’s most prestigious museums, including the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles, the Museum Folkwang in Essen, the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam, the Tate Britain, and the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, among others.