Frank Meadow Sutcliffe (1853-1941) - the unexpected photojournalist

“I was born forty years to soon…what might I have done working for modern illustrated journals’ FMS diary, 1940. I’ve always admired the work of Frank Meadow Sutcliffe,(right) a portrait and landscape photographer who worked in Whitby on the north-east coast of England in the late Victorian period to the early decades of the 20th century. While he made his living taking portraits of holiday makers and sitters who came to his studio in Skinner Street, it is for his photographs of ordinary people and places around the wharfs and quayside of this picturesque and thriving fishing and coal exporting town that he is best remembered. But Sutcliffe was also an innovator, writing numerous articles fo

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All images copyright: Lynne McEwan 2018