Olive Pierce: Photographing a Maine Fishing Community

Museum of Art Museum of Art

Exhibition: Olive Pierce: Photographing a Maine Fishing Community

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Becker Gallery
Olive Pierce spent ten years photographing several families in Waldoboro, Maine who have long been associated with the fishing industry.

Works

Nate and the Bluefish, 1988, by Olive Pierce
Debbie's Wreath, 1987 by Olive Pierce

About

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.