Chris Killip: The Station


 "Documents punk rockers in action, escaping the tough realities of North East England through music and moshing.” –Emma Russell, i-D

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Late in 2016, British photographer Chris Killip’s (born 1946) son discovered a box of contact sheets of the photos his father had made at the Station, an anarcho-punk music venue in Gateshead, Northern England, open from 1981 to 1985. These images of raw youth caught in the heat of celebration had lain dormant for 30 years; they now return to life in this book.

The Station was not merely a music and rehearsal space, but a crucible for the self-expression of the subcultures and punk politics of the time. As Killip recollects: “When I first went to the Station in April 1985, I was amazed by the energy and feel of the place. It was totally different, run for and by the people who went there ... nobody ever asked me where I was from or even who I was. A 39-year-old with cropped white hair, always wearing a suit, with pockets stitched inside the jacket to hold my slides.”

  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Steidl (April 21, 2020)

  • Language ‏ : ‎ English

  • Hardcover ‏ : ‎ 80 pages

  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 3958296165

  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-3958296169

  • Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 2.87 pounds

  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 11.3 x 0.5 x 14.7 inches

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