Chris Killip: Retrospective

Wed – Sun, 10am – 6pm

Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art

Baltic presents a full career retrospective by one of the UK’s most important and influential post-war documentary photographers, Chris Killip (1946–2020). The exhibition serves as the most comprehensive survey of the photographer’s work, with his images from the North East of England at the core.

Grounded in sustained immersion into the communities he photographed, Chris Killip’s photographs of those affected by economic shifts throughout the 1970s and 80s in the North of England remain without parallel. Whilst marking a moment of de-industrialisation, Killip’s stark yet tender observation moves beyond the urgency to record such circumstances, to affirm the value of lives he grew close to – lives that, as he once described ‘had history done to them’.

The exhibition is curated by Ken Grant & Tracy Marshall-Grant and produced in collaboration with The Photographers’ Gallery, London.


South Shore Road Gateshead NE8 3BA

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1 April—3 September 2023

FREE, donations welcome

  • Wed 10am – 6pm
  • Thu 10am – 6pm
  • Fri 10am – 6pm
  • Sat 10am – 6pm
  • Sun 10am – 6pm
  • Level access
  • Lifts to all areas
  • Hearing loop
  • Large-format print
  • Walking aids
  • Mobility scooters
  • Accessible toilets
  • Baby changing facilities
  • Adult changing facilities
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