Sirkka-Liisa Konttinen - Writing In The Sand

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Sirkka-Liisa Konttinen - Writing In The Sand

1st edition published by Dewi Lewis, 2000
Format: Hardback with dustjacket, 255x205mm
Pages: 120
Condition: Very Good. Some shelf wear to dustjacket.

Writing in the Sand is a photographic study of the beaches and beach towns of Northern England by Finnish-born photographer Sirkka-Liisa Konttinen, whose work has attracted considerable renown. The New Statesman has described her photographs as "master pieces of representation -- political as well as photographic", while New Society has said of her: "Here is a sensibility, a wisdom of the eye and the heart that makes this collection unforgettable". Konttinen holds the singular distinction of having had her work toured in 1985 in China by the British Council as the first British photographic exhibition there since the Cultural Revolution. A documentary film about the making of Writing in the Sand has also been released to much acclaim as well: which the London Times calls "Poetic, uproarious, and thunderously nostalgic".

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