A series of Family portraits and home interiors from North Shields, photographed on various housing estates in 1979/80.
In 1979 Side Gallery, in conjunction with North Tyneside Metropolitan Council, funded a North Tyneside Survey, commissioning several photographers to develop a series of small exhibitions, while producing one historical show about the building of the Mauritania. As well as this project, Graham Smith, Marketa Luskacova (Juvenile Jazz Bands) and Isabella Jedrzejczyk (Jungle Portraits and Urban Landscapes) worked on the projects. Luskacova and Konttinen also contributed work from their Photographs from the Beaches – Konttinen’s work later developing into Writing in the Sand.
All images © Sirkka-Liisa Konttinen