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Fisherwomen: An Illustrated Talk
November 23 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Tuesday, November 23, 2021
VIRTUAL TALK via ZOOM
Fisherwomen: An Illustrated Talk by award winning Scottish photographer Craig Easton, about his project Fisherwomen that chronicles the work of the “herring lassies” of the past and the women who work in Scotland’s fish processing today. Easton’s work was recently featured in New Bedford as part of DATMA’s Harvester’s of the Deep.
Harvester’s of the Deep: Portraits of Fisherwomen from South Korea, America, and the United Kingdom is presented in is in partnership with New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center and is supported by Mass Humanities, the Mass Cultural Council of Fairhaven and New Bedford, as well as Mass Development and New Bedford’s Economic Development Council. The Craig Easton’s virtual talk program is in partnership with New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center’s as part of their Women’s Work project, a year long exploration of the roles of women in the fishing community and is funded by the National Endowment for the Arts, the Women’s Fisheries Network, the Mass Cultural Council, and the Dartmouth, Fairhaven, Marion, Mattapoisett, New Bedford, and Westport Cultural Councils.
Craig Easton is a Scottish photographer known for exploring identity and connection to place in the documentary tradition. His early career was defined by his groundbreaking Independent newspaper in London, and he has since gone on to win numerous international awards including the Cutty Sark Award for World Travel Photographer of the Year 2012/13, as well as the Landscape award at Travel Photographer Award of the Year 2016/17. Most recently, he was named 2021 Photographer of the Year by the World Photography Organization for his series Bank Top.