By the Sea

@ Luskačová, Markéta



Presentation by RRB Photobooks:

" RRB Photobooks are pleased to present the series of photographs By the Sea made by Czech photographer Markéta Luskačová taken in the late 1970s on the North East coast of Britain. The book was published in 2019 to coincide with an exhibition of the same name at the Martin Parr Foundation, Bristol.

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. When Amber, a film and photography collective, invited her in 1978 to photograph the North East of England alongside Martine Franck, Henri Cartier-Bresson and Paul Caponigro, she was drawn back to photograph 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. The fairground and the omnipresent tents, fortresses against the wind and rain, the seaside cafes selling sandwiches, apple pies, custard pies, ice creams and teas, of course. But they also sold boiling water to women who brought with them from their homes their teapots and teabags, because to buy tea for the whole family would be too expensive. » "

132 pages - Hardcover

RRB Photobooks, 2019 (600 copies)

Format : 20 x 28 cm

New - Mint condition

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Luskačová, Markéta

Markéta Luskačová is a Czech-born photographer based in the United Kingdom. Her first well-known series "Pilgrims", shot between 1964 and 1971 in Slovakia was exhibited at the V&A Museum in London and was published as a book of the same name on the occasion. Luskačová lives in England since 1975 and visited Chris Killip in North-East England in 1976; she fell in love with Whitley Bay on this occasion. She often returned to these shores where she started the series named "By The Sea" published in 2019 by RRB Photobooks. Her work has been the subject of over 40 international solo exhibitions, and his present in the collections of the most famous institutions : V&A and Tate Britain (Londres), MoMA (New York), SF MoMA (San Francisco), Bibliothèque Nationale (Paris), etc. © Portrait by Martine Franck / Magnum
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