Crystal Cudworth

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Buffy, c-41 35 mm negative film scan, 2015
 
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Pulling in a Trap, c-41 35 mm negative film scan, 2015
 
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Saturday Fish Market I, c-41 35 mm negative film scan, 2015
 
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Saturday Fish Market II, c-41 35 mm negative film scan, 2015
 
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Saturday Fish Market III, c-41 35 mm negative film scan, 2015
 
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Lobster is 3.0 in Florida, c-41 35 mm negative film scan, 2015
 
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Jack, c-41 35 mm negative film scan, 2015
 
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Saturday Fish Market Still Life, c-41 35 mm negative film scan, 2015
 
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Cheepee I, c-41 35 mm negative film scan, 2015
 
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Triggerfish, Angelfish and Surgeonfish, c-41 35 mm negative film scan, 2015
 
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Ben and Blake, c-41 35 mm negative film scan, 2015
 
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Remorez, c-41 35 mm negative film scan, 2015
 

This series of photographs was taken in Saint Thomas, US Virgin Islands and focuses on commercial and sport fishers and their own physical movements. The images show an average day, beginning with leaving port before dawn and ending with selling fish at the local markets near the docks. Fisherpeople are documented performing demanding physical labor including navigating boats, regulating fishing rods, collecting and setting out traps, and hauling their catch. Also shown is the focused teamwork of the captain and first mate on a small boat. The restricted spaces to work and the constant rocking of the boat complimented a gestural approach to photographing moving bodies and creating an intimate portrait of a closely tied community of fishers.