Frank Meadow Sutcliffe, British photographer, c 1928.
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Sutcliffe (1853-1941) is best known for his turn-of-the-century naturalistic portrayals of small sea-town fisherfolk and farmers. Although the photographic technology of the time dictated that his portraits had to be staged, he still managed to breathe an air of spontaneity into his work. He was a founder member of The Linked Ring Brotherhood and was made an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Photographic Society in 1941.