A fish auction, c 1905.
3 3 c m
actual image size: 32cm x 25cm

A fish auction, c 1905.

Sutcliffe, Frank Meadow

© NMeM / Kodak Collection / Science & Society


Photograph by Frank Meadow Sutcliffe (1853-1941) of people crowding around a basket, probably at a fish auction in the market. There are fish lying on the ground next to the crowd. The man in the centre is wearing traditional fisherman's clothing. 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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