In Flagrante Two by Chris Killip

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Hardback, 110 pages
Publisher: Steidl (April 2016)
ISBN: 9781473546288
Language: English
Selected by Gerhard Steidl 

This astonishing monograph is by Chris Killip, famed photographer of northeastern post-industrial decline. First published in 1988, In Flagrante Two is a radical presentation of Killip’s images that eschews text for the pure primacy of the image. As Gerhard Steidl puts it, “This classic project about how people lived under great economic hardship in northern England in the 1970s and 1980s has been long out of print. The new edition has been revised by Chris Killip himself.” The raw strength of the images, unadorned by text, make the book a stark reminder of how powerful photobooks can be. 

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Chris Killip, Father and Son, West End, Newcastle, 1980. Photograph © Chris Killip