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Al Bersch, Leslie Grant & Nina Pessin-Whedbee, 2010


This project focuses on fishers docked in Newport, Oregon in the summer of 2009. We took photographs of fishing boat interiors, asked fishers to donate with own snapshots, recorded audio stories, and researched archival materials related to fishing in Newport. For our exhibit at the Pacific Heritage and Maritime Center of the Lincoln County Historical Society we created a slide show combining all of the different kinds of visual materials on a three-screen installation, and a listening station for our audio piece with a view of the fishing harbor.


With thanks: Larry Davis, Henry deRonden-pos, Mark Frizzell, Daniel Goodell, Jim Heron, Bob Manning, Jim Murphy, Jerry Risley, Mel Rohrich, Dan Shelly, Lee Taylor and the Lincoln County Historical Society.

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