“Step by Step is the second chapter in Konttinen’s 50 year career dedicated to celebrating the working class. The first, Byker – now on view at the Tate Modern Switch House – depicts a vibrant multi-generational neighborhood prior to the demolition of its estate housing. In Step by Step the community’s avocational activities and conversations are explored within the challenges of an industrial and post-industrial environment. The maternal bonding, self-expression and confidence provided by this joyful outlet nurture the girls and women when few other options for advancement or escape are available. ”
L Parker Stephenson Photographs
764 Madison Avenue between 65th and 66th streets
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