Fishing nets drying at Whitby Harbour, c 1905.
© NMeM / Kodak Collection / Science & Society
Photograph by Frank Meadow Sutcliffe (1853-1941). The nets are spread across the bank as a few coble boats skirt the edge of the harbour. In the distance Whitby Abbey can be seen on top of the cliff. 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.