Size: 140 x 200 mm
Published by: Cafe Royal Books
Documentary photography by Chris Killip
This 22-page paperback showcases images from the Isle of Man TT Races as captured by Chris Killip during the year 1971. The Isle of Man TT is the ultimate ‘must see it’ event for motorsport fans across the globe. Every May and June the Isle of Man turns into motorcycle nirvana as the world’s greatest road racers gather to test themselves against the incredible ‘Mountain Course’ – a 37.73 mile beast of a course carved out of the island’s public roads. For over 100 years the Mountain’s siren call has drawn fans and riders to experience the unique atmosphere of the Isle of Man TT Festival.
Chris Killip (1946 – 2020) was a Manx photographer who worked at Harvard University in Cambridge, from 1991 to 2017, as a Professor of Visual and Environmental Studies. Killip was well known for his gritty black and white images of people and places.
Café Royal Books (founded 2005) is an independent publisher based in Southport, England. Originally set up as a way to disseminate art, in multiple, affordably, quickly, and internationally while not relying on ‘the gallery’. Café Royal Books publishes artist’s books and zines as well as a weekly series of photobook/zines. The photographic publications are part of a long ongoing series, generally working with photographers and their archives, to publish work, which usually falls into 1970–2000 UK documentary / reportage.