P.H. Emerson photographed the Norfolk Broads in the late 19th century,
documenting the changing way of life, and the individuals who lived there.
He was a pre-Modernist if for no other reason
than he didn't take pictures of his friends dressed up as peasants,
he photographed real people, like this young boy,
with empathy and understanding.
Henry Peach Robinson and the art establishment despised him
because he didn't play by the social rules.
Young Boy Fishing