I left Valley View Junior School, Jarrow, in 1978.
14 years later I went back to my hometown to find out what had happened to the rest of the class, most of whom I hadn’t seen since.
The more people I found and photographed the more I realised I was looking for me.
"Chris Harrison’s work counters that tradition (romanticism), without denying it. The subject of the work is still class, but class mediated through the experience of Thatcherism; images of a class with altered priorities. There is certainly an implicit political critique in Harrison’s work, and one which operates to disperse the accumulated romantic baggage which surrounds North-Eastern photography, and produces a less homogeneous and more honest portrait of Northern life."
Mark Little, Creative Camera 318