I moved away from Jarrow 30 years ago, but you can never really leave.
"Chris Harrison’s work is concerned with memory and remembrance and as such, is suffused with melancholy. I Belong Jarrow is a continuation, perhaps a culmination, of two decades of photographic work, which has explored ideas of home, histories and class. Throughout Harrison’s work, there is a pervasive homage to the past, to memories glimpsed and transmitted through the process of photography. I Belong Jarrow, could also read Do I Belong Jarrow? as Harrison questions the complicated issue of belonging to a place that has been left".
Val Williams, Professor of the History and Culture of Photography, LCC