This work was made in the summers of 1972 and 1973 when I worked in a Salmon cannery located in the village of Naknek, on Bristol Bay in Alaska. The sockeye salmon season is very short– three to four weeks –bringing fisherman from all over to seek the treasure of a big “run.” Many came up from California and Seattle. These fishermen represented many types of ethnicities with a fishing tradition. A raw bunch, they were great fun to photograph. Also included are native Alaskans as well as cannery workers- college students like myself and Filipino’s who specialized in the manual gutting of the fish. The authenticity of these people still shines through!
All works are archival pigment prints on Epson Ultrasmooth Fine Art paper using the latest Epson HDR pigment based inks. Vintage silver prints made in the 1970’s are available in limited quantities, size 8” x10”.
All images are available as archival pigment prints using Epson’s latest HDR inks. Please go to the Print Sales page on this website if interested in purchase of the work. Vintage silver prints made in the 1970’s are available in limited quantities, size 8” x10”. Please contact Eric if interested. Digital rights are copyrighted but one time use is available. Please contact Eric to make an inquiry.