Commercial fishermen have a unique view of our world. When they capture what they see in images, the result is stunning Fishermen’s Photography. They can describe the beauty of a sunrise at sea, the assortment of sea life they encounter, or explain the work they do. But words do not always have the same power as an image. For many years, fishermen could not truly share their world with their loved ones at home. With the advance of camera technology in cell phones, fishermen can capture and share images, opening up their world to us all.
About the New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center
Located in New Bedford, the nation’s most valuable fishing port, the New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center is dedicated to preserving and presenting the story of the fishing industry’s past, present, and future through exhibits, programs, and archives. It is located at 38 Bethel Street in the historic district of New Bedford. For visiting hours, call Director Laura Orleans at 508.993.8894.
Taken Out to Sea | Fishermen’s Photography
The photo exhibit Taken Out to Sea, premiered in 2017 at the New Bedford Heritage Fishing Center. It was celebrated as an opportunity for fishermen to share their world with those onshore. A portion of this exhibit is available for viewing today at the New Bedford office of Fishing Partnership Support Services on County Street. If you would like to visit the office to see a partial display of this exhibit in our conference room, please contact a New Bedford Fishing Partnership Navigator or Joanna Lowney at 508.991.3043.