Published to coincide with the exhibition of the same name at the Martin Parr Foundation (21 Aug to 5 Oct 19). By The Sea is a series of photographs taken by Marketa Luskacova between 1976-1980 on the North East coast of England.
Czech-born Luskačová has lived in the UK since 1975 and first went to North East England in 1976 when visiting photographer Chris Killip, who at that time lived there. She fell in love with Whitley Bay, and with the people there who, in spite of the harsh weather, enjoyed their time at the seaside.
“I was very touched by it all: the families with children, old women in their best hats, elderly couples with grandchildren, teenagers courting shyly or boisterously, the ponies and donkeys walking patiently to and fro on the beach. The dogs and children were everywhere, dogs enjoying themselves as much as the children did."
RRB Photobooks, 2019
h285 x w205 mm
2 in stock