Unloading fish at Whitby Harbour, c 1905.

Sutcliffe, Frank Meadow

Unloading fish at Whitby Harbour, c 1905.
3 2 c m
actual image size: 32cm x 24cm


Photograph by Frank Meadow Sutcliffe (1853-1941) of fishermen transferring a basket of fish from a boat to the quayside at Whitby upper harbour. The men wear traditional fishermen's clothing and aprons. Sutcliffe is best known for his naturalistic and spontaneous style of photography, especially his portrayals of Whitby's fishing community. 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.

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