Publisher: Martin Secker & Warburg, London;
Date of Publication: 1988
Stock Code: 5976
SIGNED FIRST EDITION. Quarto softcover, pp , 96. 50 large monochrome photographic illustrations, many double-page spreads. Pictorial card wraps. Covers very lightly toned as usual otherwise a very clean copy. Signed by the Author to half title in year of publication: Chris Killip 88”.
Essay by John Berger & Sylvia Grant. Widely regarded as one of the most influential books of photography from 1980s England and the winner of the second Henri Cartier-Bresson Award, this collection of photographs reflects to stark reality of an industrial society in decline. Many of the locations are instantly recognisable from Newcastle upon Tyne and its environs and the nearby North East coast, and were taken while Killip was curator of the Side Gallery, which he founded in Newcastle in 1977.