Markham Starr Photography | Against the Tide

Against the Tide: The Commercial Fishermen of Point Judith

The commercial fishermen of Point Judith, Rhode Island, carry on the traditions passed down through generations. While improvements in gear and technology bring them advantages their fathers could only dream of, fishing is still a dangerous and demanding business, and the results from a week’s toil remain uncertain. Despite the bleak outlook for the future of the industry, fishermen still head to sea, unwilling to give up the work they love. The black and white photographs within this book provide us with a glimpse into life on commercial fishing vessels of all types. These images capture the essence of what it takes to work upon the ever-changing ocean. These 122 photos place modern fishermen in their historic context and show a way of life most of us have never seen, and perhaps one that future generations never will.

Hardcover Book: 12”x12”, 152 pages, 132 Black & White photographs. This book is only printed on demand. If interested, please e-mail me for information.