Chris Killip: arbeit / work (Edition Folkwang / Steidl, 2012)

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Arbeit/Work is a book of photographs selected and sequenced by Killip himself on the occasion of his major retrospective at the Folkwang Museum, Essen in 2012.

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“He developed this intensive way of working through a series of long-term commissions and fellowships in different places including Bury St. Edmunds, Huddersfield, the north east of England, and the Pirelli tyre factory at Burton-on-Trent, Derbyshire.  Over twenty-five years these patient, epic projects built into a profound attempt to describe the way the British working class was being confronted, often very brutally, with hostile economic policy and cultural authoritarianism. This is the overarching theme that shapes the work gathered here.” David Campany


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Publisher: Edition Folkwang / Steidl

Video: Chris Killip im Museum Folkwang (2012) (Vimeo)