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In Flagrante (First edition, Secker & Warburg 1988)

Chris Killip
In Flagrante (First edition, Secker & Warburg 1988)

Photographs by Chris Killip

Text by John Berger, Sylvia Grant (English)

Design by Peter Dyer

Secker & Warburg, 1988

First edition

Softcover

96 pp., 50 b/w illustrations

302 x 245 mm

Item #0889

0.800 0889 Sold Out

Featured in The Open Book pp.340-1; The Photobook: A History vol.II p.299; 802 photo books from the Auer collection p.675.

"Fiction, I think. Because it is a story, not just information. About a human tragedy not an accident. Metaphor because it is through metaphor that, at first and last, we seek for meaning." — John Berger

Chris Killip's In Flagrante is often cited as the most important photobook to come from England in the 1980s. Published in 1988, In Flagrante describes the communities in Northern England that were devastated by the deindustrialisation common to policies carried out by Thatcher and her predecessors starting in the mid-1970s.

Fine copy with some light toning to covers and pages edges

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