This series by Finnish photographer Sirkka-Liisa Konttinen was shot in the working-class English neighborhood of Byker, in Newcastle upon Tyne. Taken in the 1970s when the photographer herself lived there, these photographs show what the neighborhood was like right before its disintegration due to urban redevelopment. Simplicity of life is evident in some of the photographs, while others merely suggest it in captured moments or poignant authentic portraits.
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