Images of Fishermen: The North Atlantic

Maria Olsen, Menakhem Ben-Yami, Bui Tyril

Published by GlobalOne Press
ISBN 10: 1906047006 / ISBN 13: 9781906047009
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Synopsis: Highlighting some of the world s leading fishing people -- a unique inside view of Faroe, Shetland, Iceland, and Greenland fisheries. At last a book that presents, in compelling language, the reality of North Atlantic fisheries, as seen through a photographer's lens. IMAGES OF FISHERMEN: The North Atlantic is the first book on the market to cover commercial fishing this comprehensively through photography. And the photographs are powerful enough to capture the interest of anyone, anywhere. This book is a tribute to those who fish for a living and bring seafood to the world. Through six photo essays, photographer Maria Olsen delivers a feast of 200 amazing pictures, documenting fishing trips as diverse as: Gillnetting for monkfish Longlining for cod Demersal pair trawling for saithe Twin-rig trawling for groundfish Pelagic pair trawling for herring Bottom trawling for northern shrimp IMAGES OF FISHERMEN also contains an authoritative treatise written by the world-renowned fisheries adviser Menakhem Ben-Yami on contemporary fisheries management issues, first and foremost related to the special case of Faroe. The book is introduced with a brief overview of the great fishing traditions of the four tiny North Atlantic island communities, written by Bui Tyril. IMAGES OF FISHERMEN is so enjoyable, informative and captivating that you ll find yourself browsing through it over and over.

About the Author: With an emphasis on photography that communicates compellingly, Maria Olsen is known for creating stunning pictures. She has worked for more than a decade as a professional photographer, taking assignments from news media and demanding clients on both sides of the Atlantic. Maria Olsen has a style of her own. Nonetheless, much of her work is based on the photojournalistic tradition she became familiar with -- notably the principle of the "decisive moment" -- during her training in New York City, at the International Center of Photography. A combination of professionalism developed over the years and her own particular focus on expressions of character makes Maria Olsen s pictures stand out. The commitment so strongly conveyed in her photography has earlier been brought to life in work with humanitarian subjects, some of which has been exhibited in New York and her home country Sweden. IMAGES OF FISHERMEN: The North Atlantic is Maria Olsen's first book, and most probably not her last. At the convergence of feeling and realism, this powerful series of photographs depicts fishermen in the North Atlantic and their working environments. Menakhem Ben-Yami, Dr hc is an internationally renowned, independent adviser in fisheries development and management. He started his career as a fisherman, became a master mariner, and subsequently a technical and management adviser, serving as Chief of the Israeli Fisheries Technology Unit and as Fishery Industry Officer for FAO (Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations). An author of numerous papers and articles on various subjects of fishing technology and ecology, Ben-Yami has conducted extensive fishing surveys in the Mediterranean and the Red Sea, and carried out numerous missions to 'third world' countries in connection with development of small-scale fisheries, credit schemes, and allocation of fishery resources between small and larger scale fishery sectors. Ben-Yami is a regular columnist for World Fishing.

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Title: Images of Fishermen: The North Atlantic
Publisher: GlobalOne Press
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