‘Here Comes Everybody’ is a phrase that echoes through James Joyce’s Finnegans Wake. It aptly captures the intense poetry of this new collection, taken over repeated trips to Ireland between 1993 and 2005 on each of which Killip attended the annual pilgrimages at Croagh Patrick and Máméan, places of wild beauty and ancient spirituality.
Killip's poignant photographs are a personal reflection on the contemporary pilgrims’ journey, and are complemented by landscapes, townscapes and details photographed in the west of Ireland and beyond. They include the first colour photographs Chris Killip has ever published.
Based on an album of prints from a decade of travels, this profound and poetic book is the work of a master photographer of our times.
Introduction: And but and of • The Photographs • Locations • My Mother • Acknowledgements
About the Author
Chris Killip is a photographer and a professor of visual and environmental studies at Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts. He is the recipient of numerous awards, including the second Henri Cartier-Bresson Award (for In Flagrante). His work is featured in the permanent collections of major institutions such as the Museum of Modern Art, New York; George Eastman House; Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco; Museum Folkwang, Essen; the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam; National Gallery of Australia, Canberra; and the Victoria and Albert Museum, London.