Fisherwoman – Craig Easton exhibits at Oriel Colwyn (North Wales)

Fisherwoman – Craig Easton

5th March – 14th May 2022

Oriel Colwyn, Colwyn Bay,

North Wales.


Fisherwomen follows women in the fishing industry past and present, through a series of photographs from the SONY World Photographer Of The Year 2021, Craig Easton.

Following the historic route of the old herring fleet from Shetland to Great Yarmouth, Fisherwomen weaves a compelling tale of a unique phenomenon in the history of British women at work.

Fisherwomen is both an exploration and a celebration of the long tradition of women in fishing, presented in three parts: contemporary portraits, heritage and journey.

Image © Craig Easton: The hands that gut the herring I

CRAIG EASTON is an international multi award-winning photographer whose work is deeply rooted in the documentary tradition. He shoots long-term documentary projects exploring issues around social policy, identity and a sense of place. Known for his intimate portraits and expansive landscapes, his work regularly combines these elements with reportage approaches to storytelling, often working collaboratively with others to incorporate words, pictures and audio in a research-based practice that weaves a narrative between contemporary experience and history.

FISHERWOMEN, a large format 24pp 11”x15” limited edition portfolio is available from

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