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Olive Pierce: Photographing a Maine Fishing Community
October 29, 2015 - January 17, 2016
Becker Gallery
A Maine resident, photography teacher, and lifelong political activist, Olive Pierce began a ten-year project in 1986 photographing several families in Waldoboro, Maine who have long been associated with the fishing industry. This exhibition – curated by Sarah Haimes ’15 under the direction of Art History professor Dana Byrd – brings together a selection of those photographs and tells the story of this revealing documentary project. Pierce recently donated twenty-six photographs from this series to the Bowdoin College Museum of Art.
Nate and the Bluefish, 1988, by Olive Pierce
Debbie's Wreath, 1987 by Olive Pierce