Ten O’Clock Books are publishing a beautiful portfolio edition of photographs from my ‘Fisherwomen’ series.
The work is a long term exploration in words and pictures of the contemporary and historical importance of women to the fishing industry following the traditional route of the herring trade from Shetland to Great Yarmouth. Over a period of seven years, I made portraits, recorded interviews and collected archive material from women all along the east coast route - these pictures and stories and married with black and white landscapes that reconnect the many fishing towns and villages of the North Sea that once were part of the herring trade.
Exhibitions are taking place in museums and galleries along the route throughout the next two/three years: Montrose Art Gallery and Museum and Hull Maritime Museum last year, Scottish Fisheries Museum, St. Andrews University, Cromer, Lowestoft and Great Yarmouth this year, with shows in Shetland and the USA to follow.
Some of the large limited edition prints (54”x44”) have been acquired by Hull Maritime Museum for their permanent collection and St. Andrews University Special Collections have acquired a portfolio of the Scottish work.
Here's what the publisher says:
“This twenty-four page 11”x15” portfolio edition (limited to 450) includes portraits of former and present-day fisherwomen alongside exquisite large format black & white landscapes. Combined with personal testimonies, the photographs weave a compelling tale of a unique phenomenon in the history of British women at work.
A special boxed Artist Edition (50) is also available which includes the twenty-four page portfolio presented in a bespoke embossed box along with with an original 12”x16" print of ’The hands that gut the herring’ and a signed/numbered certificate of authenticity.”
Pre-orders available now at www.tenoclockbooks.com