Mik Critchlow has passed away aged 68 (frightening.....same age as me!). He documented the hard lives of the working class folk; especially miners, in the north east of the country. He has left a legacy of wonderful material for future historians to look back on and comment "Did people really have to live like this?" Gritty lives, gritty photographs to match. You can say that the way a person lives is etched on their faces. I think with these folk, not just etched but also by a leeching osmosis deep into their bones. Fabulous craftsman with the camera, truly. I urge you to take a look at what he has left behind for us all.
Mik Critchlow - Documentary Photographer
Mik Critchlow - Documentary Photographer based in the North East of England UK