Chris Killip retrospective opens at The Photographers' Gallery in London

Chris Killip exhibition at The Photographers' Gallery 2022
Gordon in the water, Seacoal Beach, Lynemouth,1983 (Image credit: Chris Killip Photography Trust/Magnum Photos)

Autumn at The Photographers Gallery in London is shaping up to be a complete feast for your eyes. From October 8 - February 19, two brand new exhibitions will be on show at TPG: Chris Killip, retrospective and An Alternative History of Photography: Works from the Solander collection.

Chris Killip is one of the UK’s most influential post-war documentary photographers. Known for his documentation of the deindustrialization’s savage destruction in the Tyneside area, his black-and-white photos became synonymous with their suffering. Even today, his involvement in these communities shines a light on the economic shifts they faced and his never-ending compassion for the people he photographed is apparent through his stark but tender observations. 

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Hannah Rooke
Staff Writer

Having studied Journalism and Public Relations at the University of the West of England Hannah developed a love for photography through a module on photojournalism. She specializes in Portrait, Fashion and lifestyle photography but has more recently branched out in the world of stylized product photography. For the last 3 years Hannah has worked at Wex Photo Video as a Senior Sales Assistant using her experience and knowledge of cameras to help people buy the equipment that is right for them. With 5 years experience working with studio lighting, Hannah has run many successful workshops teaching people how to use different lighting setups.