Chris Killip Photographer


A Book of 116 Images with text by Killip
To be published by Steidl March 31, 2011

"When I first saw the beach at Lynemouth in January 1976, I recognized the industry above it but nothing else I was seeing. The beach beneath me was full of activity with horses and carts backed into the sea. Men were standing in the sea next to the carts, using small wire nets attached to poles to fish out the coal from the water beneath them. The place confounded time; here the Middle Ages and the twentieth century intertwined."

The exhibition "Seacoal" will open at the Museum of Photography, Braunschweig, Germany on March 31, 2011.



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