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Markham Starr

Markham Starr began his photographic career in 2006, having left his job in a maritime museum to document the rapidly disappearing world of the commercial fisherman in New England. Over the course of the past five years he has documented the fishermen of Point Judith, Rhode Island, the fishing industry in New Bedford, Massachusetts, the last dairy farmers in North Stonington, Connecticut, the last trap fishermen in Rhode Island, the closing of the last sardine cannery in America as well as the lobstermen of Corea, Maine.



He has published seven books of his work, and the images from of his long-term projects have been selected for inclusion in the permanent collections of institutions such as Historic New England and The Library of Congress.

Starr's work has been featured twice in the "bible" of black and white contemporary photography, Lenswork.