I am a documentary photographer living in Connecticut. My goal has been to preserve something of the working cultures of New England, now rapidly disappearing. Over the course of the past seven years, I have largely focused on commercial fishermen, but I have also documented such things as the last family dairy farms in my home town, the closing of the last sardine cannery in America, traditional agricultural fairs throughout New England, and historic barns. The photographs I take and interviews I conduct are turned into books for distribution. My work has been featured in magazines such as LensWork, The Sun, Vermont Magazine, Rhode Island Monthly, Edible Rhody, and Yankee Magazine, and the photographs from my major projects have been selected for inclusion in the permanent collections of the Library of Congress.
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