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Sirkka-Liisa Konttinen: Byker

Sirkka-Liisa Konttinen: Byker

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Originally published in 1983 by Jonathan Cape, Sirkka-Liisa Konttinen’s Byker is recognised as a seminal body of work and a modern classic of photography. Konttinen documented a close-knit community in Newcastle in an area that was her home for seven years and which was destined for wholesale redevelopment. The work gained national recognition as a key photographic account of a rich working class culture on the eve of its destruction. The book was selected by The Observer as one of the top ten books of the year.

Sirkka-Liisa Konttinen is a Finnish-born photographer and filmmaker and a founder member of the Amber Film & Photography Collective and the Side Photographic Gallery based in Newcastle upon Tyne. Along with Byker, her other long term projects in photography and film include Writing in the Sand, Letters to Katja, The Coal Coast, Song For Billy, Step by Step, Keeping Time, Byker Revisited, Today I'm With You and Still Here.


Sirrka-Liisa Konttinen will be at the TPG Cafebar on 24 Nov to sign copies of the book: 

Book Signing, Sirkka-Liisa Konttinen: Byker | The Photographers Gallery



Title: Byker
Publisher: Dewi Lewis Publishing, 2022
Photographer: Sirkka-Liisa Konttinen
Format: Hardcover
Size: 29 x 26 cm, 160 pages
ISBN: 9781911306856
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