Byker – Sirkka-Liisa Konttinen

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Byker
Sirkka-Lissa Konttinen
Words by Amber Associates
Published in 1997 by Bloodaxe Books Ltd
Paperback
24.2 x 18.4 x 1.2 cm
128 pages

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These photographs, and the accompanying text, chronicle much more than the tragedy of a single community in one northern English town; they evoke an entire culture. Sirkka-Liisa Konttinen lived in the old Byker area of Newcastle for six years, and photographed it for twelve. ‘One way or another I had grown to be part of my street, and the community. It had been my first own home, and a real home for me. As my neighbour Nancy points out proudly: “When she first come into our street, she couldn’t tell ‘hello’ from ‘tarra’, and now she speaks FINNISH with a Geordie accent.”’ 

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Weight0.6 kg