To be beside the seaside: Whitley Bay’s daytrippers – in pictures | Art and design



‘I had a one-year-old son, Matthew, and I would have to take him with me wherever I was working. Every day while packing the pushchair, nappies, food, baby bottles and camera bag I remembered the peasant women in the mountain village of Sumiac, in Slovakia, where I had photographed a few years earlier. The women there had taken their babies with them while working in the fields. I thought if they managed, I would too.’