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The Tate Photography Series : Sirkka-Liisa Konttinen


Tate presents the Tate Photography Series, a new publishing programme providing an introduction to some of the most important and exciting photographers at work today.

Sirkka-Liisa Konttinen – Born in Finland, Sirkka-Liisa Konttinen studied in London and then moved to North East England in the 1960s. She has been based in Newcastle ever since, deeply rooted in the local community. Focusing on two of her photographic series, this book captures a working class neighborhood and reveals the devastating impact that the redevelopment of Newcastle’s East End had on the community, but also the moments of joy of the group outings to the beach.

Series One: Community and Solidarity, Includes Titles On: Liz Johnson Artur, Sheba Chhachhi, Sirkka-Liisa Konttinen and Sabelo Mlangeni

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