NC Watermen Photo Exhibit Showing at Roanoke Island Festival Park
On October 4, Roanoke Island Festival Park in Manteo will debut its latest exhibit, The Independent Watermen.
Local photographer Daniel Pullen captures the heritage, lifestyle and pride of North Carolina’s fishermen in this photo documentary exhibit.
The Watermen Foundation along with Daniel and Kate Pullen developed The Independent Watermen Exhibit to promote North Carolina’s seafood.
The Outer Banks Catch and the NC Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services helped facilitate the exhibit coming to Festival Park. The mission of Outer Banks Catch is to promote wild-caught local seafood and educate seafood lovers about the numerous advantages of requesting what’s local and in season. They are committed to advocating for high water quality and preservation of habitat so fisheries have the best conditions possible to ensure robust and healthy populations.
“The Outer Banks heritage and economy is based around our local watermen. We are proud to celebrate their work and community through this exhibit,” said Kim Sawyer, Executive Director at Roanoke Island Festival Park. “Hatteras Island based photographer, Daniel Pullen, beautifully captures the family dynamics, resilience, and dedication of the local fishing community in this exhibit. His images feature fisherman and their families working together to harvest and process fresh local seafood.”
The exhibit is on loan from the Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services and will be on display in the Ticket Sales Gallery at Festival Park, Monday through Saturday from 9a, to 5pm and Sunday from 12pm to 5pm, starting on October 4 and running through November 11.
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