Sirkka-Liisa Konttinen 

Finnish documentary photographer Sirkka-Liisa Konttinen has lived and worked in the north east of England since the late 1960s, embedding herself in various communities in order to sensitively photograph what their lives are like. In 1969, Konttinen co-founded the Amber Collective with fellow students from London’s Regent Street Polytechnic where she studied film. The aim of the collective was to document and give voice to the working class and marginalized communities in the region through film and photography.

Participant of Kinodot competition 2018 with the film Song For Billy