Chris Killip

1994-1998
Became tenured professor and Department Chair at Harvard

1992-2004
Project on pilgrimages and other scenes in rural Ireland

1991
Invited to become a Visiting Lecturer at the Department of Visual and Environmental Studies at Harvard University

1989
Received the Henri Cartier Bresson Award
Commissioned by Pirelli UK to photograph its tire factory in Burton

1980-1985
Produced cover portraits for The London Review of Books

1977
Founder, exhibition curator, and advisor at the Side Gallery, Newcastle

1975
Two-year fellowship from Northern Arts to photograph the northeast of England.

1974
Commissioned to photograph Bury St Edmunds and Hunddersfield

1969
Killip returned to the Isle of Man where he was born to photograph the island intensively

1966-1969
Freelance assistant for various London photographers

1964
Assistant to London advertising photographer Adrian Flowers


Selected Solo Exhibitions

2014
BP Spotlight: Chris Killip, Tate Britain, London
Arbeit/Work, Reina Sofia Musuem, Madrid, Spain

2013
What Happened-Great Britain 1970-1990, The Photographers' Gallery, London

2012
What Happened-Great Britain 1970-1990, LE BAL, Paris

2000
Chris Killip: Sixty Photographs, Old Post Office , Berlin

1997
Chris Killip Photographs 1971-96, Manx Museum , Douglas
The Last Art Show, Jarrow Bede Gallery, Jarrow

1991
Chris Killip Retrospective, Palais de Tokyo , Paris

1990
Working at Pirelli, Victoria and Albert Museum (London)

1988
In Flagrante, Victoria and Albert Museum (London) and subsequent tour of Europe

1986
Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago

1985
Another Country, Serpentine Gallery (London). Photographs of northeast England by Killip and Graham Smith
Seacoal, Side Gallery (Newcastle) and subsequent tour


Selected Group Exhibitions

2010
Facts of Life / British Documentary Photography, Photomonth, National Museum , Kraków , Poland.
British photography 1974-1997.

2008-2010
No Such Thing as Society: Photography in Britain 1968-1987, Hayward Gallery (London), Ujazdów Castle (Warsaw), Tullie House (Carlisle ) and Aberystwyth Arts Centre (Aberystwyth)

1973
Two Views: Photographs of British Towns as seen by Eight Photographers, Josef, Koudelka; Ron, McCormick; John, Benton-Harris; Ian, Berry; Colin, Curwood,The Photographers' Gallery, London

1972
Four Young Photographers: Chris Killip, Stephen Shore, Dinah, Homer Sykes, The Photographers' Gallery, London


Publications:

Arbeit / Work. Essen: Museum Folkwang; G: Steidl, 2012
Seacoal. G: Steidl, 2011.
Here Comes Everybody: Chris Killip's Irish Photographs. London: Thames & Hudson, 2009.
Chris Killip: In Flagrante. Books on Books 4. Errata Editions, 2009. Reduced-size facsimile of the book of 1988, with an essay by Gerry Badger Pirelli Work. G: Steidl, 2007.
Chris Killip 55. London: Phaidon, 2001. Text by Gerry Badger.
In Flagrante. London: Secker & Warburg, 1988. Text by John Berger and Sylvia Grant .
Vague à l', Paris: Nathan, 1988. Text in French.
Isle of Man: A Book about the Manx. London: Arts Council of Great Britain, 1980. (Distributed by Zwemmer.) With text by Killip and John Berger and quotations from various older sources.
Chris Killip Photographs 1975-1976 in the North East, Creative Camera, May 1977.
The Isle of Man. New York: Witkin Gallery, 1973. Portfolio.


Selected Collections:

Museum of Modern Art, New York
George Eastman House
Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco
Museum Folkwang, Essen, Germany
Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, Netherlands
National Gallery of Australia, Canberra
Victoria and Albert Museum, London
Tate Gallery, London
Manx Museum, Isle of Man

Chris Killip

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