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Markham Starr

Markham Starr uses his camera as an excuse to hear people’s stories. He lives in North Stonington, Connecticut.

— From September 2014
Photography

Last Catch

The people pictured on these pages are some of the last floating-trap fishermen in Rhode Island. Floating traps — a system of large nets anchored to the ocean floor near the shore — date back to pre-Roman times and have been used in North America since the arrival of the Europeans. Fish swimming along the shoreline get funneled by the nets into a trap at one end, and the fishermen arrive each morning to scoop them out.

December 2009
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