Chris Killip: The Last Ships
@ Laing Art GalleryBook Now
08 September 2018 - 23 December 2018
A photography exhibition featuring over 30 black and white images documenting the rise and fall of the shipbuilding trade in the North East of England in the 1970s.
The Last Ships by internationally-acclaimed photographer Chris Killip (born 1946) documents the lives of working people and their resilience of spirit while at the same time recording the steady decline of industrial Britain. This exhibition, drawing from his archive, includes a huge panoramic photograph (composed of 2 original shots) depicting the building of the Tyne Pride, revealing the geometrical beauty of the ship’s construction. Tyne Pride was one of the last super tankers built by Swan Hunter Shipbuilders Ltd, Wallsend
Laing Art Gallery
New Bridge Street
Newcastle upon Tyne