The First Art Newspaper on the Net   Established in 1996 United States Friday, July 28, 2017


Exhibition at Reina Sofia Museum reviews Chris Killip's work
Chris Killip, Youth on Wall, Jarrow, Tyneside. Serie: North East, 1976.


MADRID.- An essential figure in post-war photography, since his debut in the 1970s Chris Killip (Isle of Man, 1946) has been forging a new path in documentary photography: the depiction of the working classes, in the midst of the dismantling of the industry that had created and maintained them since the beginning of the 19th century. His purpose is not to show historical experience but rather real life in Northern England between 1968 and 2004.

The photography of Chris Killip (Douglas, Isle of Man, 1946) finds inspiration in the work of 1930s photographers, such as Paul Strand, Walker Evans, Bill Brandt and August Sander, and at the same time it reflects the influence of the authors who transformed the genre of documentary photography following World War II. Killip worked as an assistant to advertising photographers until the end of the 1960s but in the 1970s he began his own career as an independent photographer, spending long periods in different parts of North East England.

It was not until the 1980s that a new generation of photographers interested in political and social issues began to become relevant on the British photography scene. These young photographers considered their surroundings and the country's situation to be an essential theme and they found in the camera an instrument with which to promote social change, taking up once again the vocation shown by photography in the 1930s. With the arrival of photography as a form of artistic expression the medium began to receive more attention in galleries and public institutions. It gradually entered a realm beyond that of commercial activity, and it did so accompanied by an infrastructure that gave access to more cultural audiences and also to a market for its creations.

With a selection of over one hundred photographs taken between 1968 and 2004, this exhibition gives viewers a look at Killip's influential but not very well-known work, which starting in the 1960s forged a new path in documentary photography, a path that would later be followed by authors such as Martin Parr, Tom Wood and Paul Graham. Killip won the Henri Cartier Bresson international photography award in 1989 and has taught at Harvard University since 1991. With his own photography and the shows he curated between 1976 and 1984 at Newcastle-upon-Tyne’s Side Gallery, of which he was co-founder and director, Killip's contributions have shaped the photographic culture of the 1970s and 1980s.






Today's News

October 2, 2013

Destruction and Restoration: Egypt exhibits antiquities that survived 2011 uprising

McNay Art Museum debuts fall exhibition CUT! Costume and the Cinema

Rare illuminated Mishneh Torah manuscript on view at Metropolitan Museum

Cyrus Cylinder United States tour culminates at the Getty Villa in Los Angeles

Victorian masterpieces shine at Christie's October Sale of 19th Century European Art

New York School of Interior Design presents "Mid-Century Maestro: The Textiles of Boris Kroll"

Long-lost Napoleon portrait painted by Jacques-Louis David in 1813 resurfaces in New York

Getty exhibition explores the fantastic visual world of photographer Abelardo Morell

Leslie Hindman Auctioneers' Fine Art Sales realize nearly $4 million; Calder stabile sells for $452,500

"Art under Attack: Histories of British Iconoclasm" opens at Tate Britain in London

The Davis Museum appoints Eve Straussman-Pflanzer as Senior Curator of Collections

Yosemite closed due to the budget standoff on Capitol Hill as Google fetes park's birthday

David Dawson's first solo painting exhibition opens at Marlborough Fine Art

"Caution! Things may Appear Different than they Are" on view at Auf AEG in Nuremberg

School of Visual Arts opens exhibition of the work of illustrator R.O. Blechman

Susan Schwalb's newest explorations with mixed metalpoint drawing on view at Garvey/Simon

New house in Brixton wins RIBA Manser Medal for the best new home

Lucy Grogan to head Grogan & Company's Jewelry Department

Exhibition at Reina Sofia Museum reviews Chris Killip's work

Exquisite fluorite may bring $200,000+ in The Hoppel Fine Mineral Collection, Part II, at Heritage Auctions

Most Popular Last Seven Days



1.- New Van Dyck painting on display at the Ashmolean

2.- Muscarelle Museum of Art chief curator identifies Paul Cézanne painting

3.- Sarah Lucas' first major museum exhibition in the United States opens in San Francisco

4.- The Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago opens first-ever museum exhibition of Amanda Williams

5.- "Irene Williams: Queen of Lincoln Road" harkens back to a more colorful time on South Beach

6.- Paris show of Impressionist masterpieces never seen in West

7.- Scientists find that Aborigines have been in Australia longer than previously thought

8.- Exhibition at Haus der Kunst focuses on two pivotal exhibitions held in 1937

9.- Spanish judge schedules Dali exhumation for July 20

10.- 'The Noise' breathes the romance back into Formula One



Museums, Exhibits, Artists, Milestones, Digital Art, Architecture, Photography,
Photographers, Special Photos, Special Reports, Featured Stories, Auctions, Art Fairs,
Anecdotes, Art Quiz, Education, Mythology, 3D Images, Last Week, .

 

Founder:
Ignacio Villarreal
Editor & Publisher:Jose Villarreal - Consultant: Ignacio Villarreal Jr.
Art Director: Juan José Sepúlveda Ramírez


Royalville Communications, Inc
produces:

ignaciovillarreal.org avemariasound.org juncodelavega.com facundocabral-elfinal.org
Founder's Site. The most varied versions
of this beautiful prayer.
Hommage
to a Mexican poet.
Hommage
       

The First Art Newspaper on the Net. The Best Versions Of Ave Maria Song Junco de la Vega Site Ignacio Villarreal Site
Tell a Friend
Dear User, please complete the form below in order to recommend the Artdaily newsletter to someone you know.
Please complete all fields marked *.
Sending Mail
Sending Successful