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    Now Then: Chris Killip and the Making of In Flagrante

    May 23–August 13, 2017

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    “Rocker” and Rosie Going Home, Seacoal Beach, Lynemouth, Northumberland, 1983, Chris Killip, gelatin silver print. The J. Paul Getty Museum, gift of the Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation, Inc.  © Chris Killip.

    “Rocker” and Rosie Going Home, Seacoal Beach, Lynemouth, Northumberland, 1983, Chris Killip, gelatin silver print. The J. Paul Getty Museum, gift of the Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation, Inc. © Chris Killip.

  • Angelic Upstarts at a Miners’ Benefit Dance at the Barbary Coast Club, Sunderland, Wearside, 1984, Chris Killip, gelatin silver print. The J. Paul Getty Museum, purchased in part with funds provided by Alison Bryan Crowell, Trish and Jan de Bont, Daniel Greenberg and Susan Steinhauser, Manfred Heiti

    Angelic Upstarts at a Miners’ Benefit Dance at the Barbary Coast Club, Sunderland, Wearside, 1984, Chris Killip, gelatin silver print. The J. Paul Getty Museum, purchased in part with funds provided by Alison Bryan Crowell, Trish and Jan de Bont, Daniel Greenberg and Susan Steinhauser, Manfred Heiting, Gloria Katz and Willard Huyck, and Lyle and Lisi Poncher. © Chris Killip.

  • Helen and Her Hula-hoop, Seacoal Camp, Lynemouth, Northumberland, 1984, Chris Killip, gelatin silver print.  The J. Paul Getty Museum, purchased in part with funds provided by Alison Bryan Crowell, Trish and Jan de Bont, Daniel Greenberg and Susan Steinhauser, Manfred Heiting, Gloria Katz and Willar

    Helen and Her Hula-hoop, Seacoal Camp, Lynemouth, Northumberland, 1984, Chris Killip, gelatin silver print. The J. Paul Getty Museum, purchased in part with funds provided by Alison Bryan Crowell, Trish and Jan de Bont, Daniel Greenberg and Susan Steinhauser, Manfred Heiting, Gloria Katz and Willard Huyck, and Lyle and Lisi Poncher. © Chris Killip.

  • <em>Torso, Pelaw, Gateshead, Tyneside</em>, negative 1978; print 1988, Chris Killip, gelatin silver print.

    Torso, Pelaw, Gateshead, Tyneside, negative 1978; print 1988, Chris Killip, gelatin silver print. The J. Paul Getty Museum, purchased in part with funds provided by Alison Bryan Crowell, Trish and Jan de Bont, Daniel Greenberg and Susan Steinhauser, Manfred Heiting, Gloria Katz and Willard Huyck, and Lyle and Lisi Poncher. © Chris Killip.

  • Bever, Skinningrove, North Yorkshire, 1980, Chris Killip, gelatin silver print.  The J. Paul Getty Museum, purchased with funds provided by the Photographs Council. © Chris Killip.

    Bever, Skinningrove, North Yorkshire, 1980, Chris Killip, gelatin silver print. The J. Paul Getty Museum, purchased with funds provided by the Photographs Council. © Chris Killip.

  • “Boo” on a Horse, Seacoal Camp, Lynemouth, Northumberland, 1984, Chris Killip, gelatin silver print. The J. Paul Getty Museum, purchased with funds provided by the Photographs Council. © Chris Killip.

    “Boo” on a Horse, Seacoal Camp, Lynemouth, Northumberland, 1984, Chris Killip, gelatin silver print. The J. Paul Getty Museum, purchased with funds provided by the Photographs Council. © Chris Killip.

  • Supermarket Display of Baked Beans, North Shields, Tyneside, 1981, Chris Killip,  gelatin silver print.

    Supermarket Display of Baked Beans, North Shields, Tyneside, 1981, Chris Killip, gelatin silver print. The J. Paul Getty Museum, purchased in part with funds provided by Alison Bryan Crowell, Trish and Jan de Bont, Daniel Greenberg and Susan Steinhauser, Manfred Heiting, Gloria Katz and Willard Huyck, and Lyle and Lisi Poncher. © Chris Killip.

  • A Car Dumped on the Beach Has to Be Outmanoeuvred by the Seacoalers, Lynemouth, Northumberland, 1982, Chris Killip, gelatin silver print. Courtesy of and © Chris Killip.

    A Car Dumped on the Beach Has to Be Outmanoeuvred by the Seacoalers, Lynemouth, Northumberland, 1982, Chris Killip, gelatin silver print. Courtesy of and © Chris Killip.

  • Youth on a Wall, Jarrow, Tyneside, negative 1976; print 1986, Chris Killip, gelatin silver print.

    Youth on a Wall, Jarrow, Tyneside, negative 1976; print 1986, Chris Killip, gelatin silver print. The J. Paul Getty Museum, purchased in part with funds provided by Alison Bryan Crowell, Trish and Jan de Bont, Daniel Greenberg and Susan Steinhauser, Manfred Heiting, Gloria Katz and Willard Huyck, and Lyle and Lisi Poncher. © Chris Killip.

  • Simon Being Taken out to Sea for the First Time since His Father Drowned, Skinningrove, North Yorkshire, negative 1983; print 2014, Chris Killilp, gelatin silver print. Courtesy of and © Chris Killip.

    Simon Being Taken out to Sea for the First Time since His Father Drowned, Skinningrove, North Yorkshire, negative 1983; print 2014, Chris Killip, gelatin silver print. Courtesy of and © Chris Killip.

Now Then: Chris Killip and the Making of In Flagrante

May 23–August 13, 2017, Getty Center

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Poetic, penetrating, and often heartbreaking, Chris Killip's In Flagrante remains the most important photobook to document the devastating impact of deindustrialization on working-class communities in northern England in the 1970s and 1980s.

The fifty photographs of In Flagrante serve as the foundation of this exhibition, which includes maquettes, contact sheets, and work prints to reveal the artist’s process. The show also features material from two related projects—Seacoal and Skinningrove—that Killip developed in the 1980s, included selectively in In Flagrante, and revisited decades later.

RELATED EVENTS

TALK
A Subjective History

Chris Killip, professor of Visual and Environmental Studies at Harvard University, speaks about his career as a photographer with filmmaker Michael Almereyda.

Wednesday, May 24, 7:00 p.m.
Getty Center, Museum Lecture Hall

COURSE
Artist at Work: Paper and Light

Drop by as photographer Luther Gerlach explores the art and science of early photography while demonstrating a variety of photographic processes and materials including large-format cameras, lenses, and interactive camera obscuras. This is a free, drop-in program.

Sunday, June 11, 1:00–3:00 p.m.
Sundays, July 9–August 6, 1:00–3:00 p.m.
Tuesdays, July 18-August 1, 1:00–3:00 p.m.
Getty Center, Museum Courtyard

TOURS
Point of View: Artist Talk with Chris Killip

Join photographer Chris Killip, whose work is featured in the exhibition, as he discusses the creation of his groundbreaking photobook In Flagrante (1988) and the decision to republish it decades later. Sign up begins at noon at the Information Desk.

Wednesday, May 24, 1:30 p.m.
Getty Center, Museum galleries

Curator’s Gallery Tour

Amanda Maddox, assistant curator, the J. Paul Getty Museum, leads a combined gallery tour of the exhibitions Thomas Annan: Photographer of Glasgow and Now Then: Chris Killip and the Making of In Flagrante. Meet under the stairs in the Entrance Hall. Sign-up begins at 1:30 p.m. at the Information Desk. Capacity limited.

Tuesdays, June 13 and July 25, 2:30 p.m.
Wednesday, August 2, 2:30 p.m.
Getty Center, Museum galleries

VIDEO



In the short film, Skinningrove, 2013, Chris Killip tells personal stories about the people in his photographs. Director Michael Almereyda made the film from a lecture Killip gave at Harvard University.

MOBILE TOUR

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Join artist Chris Killip as he shares his process of making photographs and remembers the people and places of In Flagrante.

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