Women’s Work Exhibit

Women's Work Exhibit

Women At Sea, Women On Shore, Women At Home, and Women In the Community

Featuring more than sixty women from fishing communities in Massachusetts, Maine, and Rhode Island, the Women's Work Exhibit exhibit amplifies the voices and experiences of women who work in what is often perceived to be a male-dominated world.

Women's Work Exhibit Honors Sanfilippo, Eldredge and Kelsey

The exhibit, which is taking place now through March 2022 at the New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center, features the photography of Shareen Davis, Markham Starr, and Phil Mello, and draws on the oral history interviews conducted over the past 15 years.

Deb Kelsey

Deb Kelsey, New Bedford Fishing Partnership Navigator and Recovery Coach

Angela Sanfilippo

Angela Sanfilippo, Fishing Partnership's Vice President of Fishing Industry Relations

Visitors will meet women who work on deck as fishermen and scientists, on shore as welders and electricians, women who own businesses and boats, and women who advocate on behalf of the fishing industry.

We are inordinately proud that Angela Sanfilippo our Vice President of Fishing Industry Relations, Shannon Eldredge a Fishing Partnership Chatham Navigator and Safety Instructor, and Deb Kelsey, a New Bedford Fishing Partnership Navigator, are featured in the exhibit, shining a bright light on our mission to improve the health, wellness, and economic security of commercial fishermen and their families.

Fishing Partnership Safety Instructor and Chatham Navigator Shannon Eldredge.

The Women's Work Exhibit explores topics ranging from "What Do You Call a Woman Who Fishes?" to "Women in Myths and Marketing." This is a powerful exhibit not to be missed! We join our friends at the New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center and Director Laura Orleans, in expressing our appreciation to those organizations that funded this exhibit, which include the National Endowment for the Arts, the Women's Fisheries Network, Bridge Street Sponsorship from Mass Humanities, the Women's Fund, Mass Cultural Council and the New Bedford, Fairhaven, Dartmouth, Westport, Marion, and Mattapoisett Cultural Councils.

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