The Fishermen’s Mission is a national charity providing a lifeline of support to retired and active Fishermen, and their families. These items being sold are a collection of projects we have been a part of with all the proceeds from these products going to the Fishermen’s Mission.

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Sea, Salt and Solitude

Sea, Salt and Solitude has been produced to raise funds for The Fishermen’s Mission, a charity providing welfare support to fishermen and their families. Fishing is the most dangerous peacetime industry: 100 lives have been lost at sea in the last 10 years.

Chris Hewitt’s 170 black and white portraits are of fishermen, the families of those lost at sea, lifeboat men, harbour officials, car park attendants, mongers and merchants, boat builders, chefs indeed all those involved with keeping the fishing communities in good condition. All the photographs are on location in familiar and unusual places and many backdrops include atmospheric Cornish rain and sunshine.

Deborah Richards’ narratives are written from short, five to ten minute conversations with the people in the photographs. These voices record all sorts: sad stories of lost family members and various ways of coping, personal witness of the Fishermen’s Mission helping families in distress and dire need with dignity and affection. Overall describing a traditional way of life that is under threat from many different directions.

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