Here Comes Everybody: Chris Killip’s Irish Photographs. First edition. First impression. Large format hardback in new condition. Edition of 300. Numbered. Comes with a signed and numbered photographic print. There is also a signature on the envelope of the print so it is technically double signed by Killip. With all original images tipped in. No markings. This is a new book. Please see pictures. PayPal accepted, any questions please get in touch.
About Here Comes Everybody: Chris Killip’s Irish Photographs
‘Here Comes Everybody’ is a phrase that echoes repeatedly through the shifting dream narrative of James Joyce’s Finnegans Wake. It aptly captures the intense poetry of this new collection of photographs by Chris Killip, taken over repeated trips to Ireland between 1993 and 2005. On each visit Killip attended the annual pilgrimages at Croagh Patrick and Máméan in the west of Ireland, both places of wild beauty and ancient spirituality.
His poignant photographs convey the dedication and community of the modern pilgrims’ journey as they make their way across shingled mountainsides to take part in age old rites. Images of the pilgrims’ trek are complemented by landscapes, townscapes and also details photographed in the west of Ireland and beyond. Presented as a facsimile of an album of prints from a decade of travels, this book includes the first colour photographs Killip has ever published.
Chris Killip was born in Douglas, Isle of Man in 1946. Firstly, he left school at age sixteen and joined the only four star hotel on the Isle of Man. In June 1964 he decided to pursue photography full time. So, he became a beach photographer in order to earn enough money to leave the Isle of Man.
After leaving he then worked as a freelance assistant for various photographers in London from 1966-69. In 1969, after seeing his very first exhibition of photography at the MoMA, he decided to return to photograph in the Isle of Man. On a return visit to the USA in 1971, Lee Witkin, commissioned a limited edition portfolio of the Isle of Man work. Paying for it in advance so that Killip could continue to photograph.
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