The water's edge, c 1905.
3 4 c m
actual image size: 32cm x 26cm

The water's edge, c 1905.

Sutcliffe, Frank Meadow

© NMeM / Kodak Collection / Science & Society


Photograph by Frank Meadow Sutcliffe (1853-1941) the harbour at Whitby in North Yorkshire. Men row small coble boats, and the two girls are probably trying to gather limpets or mussels for the men to use as bait when fishing. Sutcliffe is best known for his naturalistic and spontaneous style of photography, especially his portrayals of Whitby's fishing community. He was a founder member of The Linked Ring Brotherhood and was made an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Photographic Society in 1941.



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