“Here comes everybody” is a phrase that echoes repeatedly in James Joyce’s Finnegan’s Wake, and as such it aptly captures the spirit of this new collection of photos taken over repeated trips to Ireland between 1993 and 2005. On each visit Killip attended the annual pilgrimages at Croagh Patrick and Maamean in the west of Ireland, places of wild beauty and ancient spirituality.
You could walk into these pictures…powerfully dynamic. Unforgettable.
Colour photography…exquisitely rendered…Killip has achieved another groundbreaking work that will become a touchstone for contemporary discussions.
— The Photography Biannual
His photographs of tight composition, both black and white and color, are arranged almost as the perfect photo album. The book’s design…encourages an intimacy with each image that a larger-scale book might miss.
— Picture Magazine
Chris Killip (b. 1946) is Professor of Visual and Environmental Studies at Harvard University. He lives in Cambridge.