20/20: Chris Killip / Graham Smith


11 April – 20 June 2024, Martin Parr Foundation, Bristol


20/20 brings together work by British photographers Chris Killip (1946-2020) and Graham Smith (1947) for a reconceived telling of their seminal show, Another Country, at the Serpentine Gallery, London, in 1985. Through snapshots and ephemera, the show also recognises their lifelong friendship with one another.


Killip and Smith first met in 1975 through Amber Films, a film and photography collective in Newcastle upon Tyne. They both photographed in North East England during a period when heavy industry was still thriving, followed by an unforeseen and devastating collapse. The photographers documented the individuals and communities whose lives depended on these industries, people who were facing a politically forced change to the landscape and their ways of life that had been settled for generations.


The idea for 20/20 was conceived by Augusta Edwards in 2019 and at that time Killip and Smith each selected 20 images taken between 1975 and 1987 for the exhibition. In the same powerful way as Another Country, the work by Killip and Smith is shown anonymously together on the walls in 20/20.


20/20 was first shown at Augusta Edwards Fine Art, London, in 2022.


11 April - 30 June 2024

Martin Parr Foundation 

Paintworks, 316 Arno's Vale

Bristol BS4 3AR



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