Fishing for photos

PUBLISHED: 16:34 07 May 2013 | UPDATED: 10:49 08 May 2013


Cornwall is a county of pretty coastal fishing towns and harbours - and in their picture postcard perfection it is easy to forget how marine fishing has shaped their identity and character and of the the people who live there.

Now we are being encouraged to join in a photography project. People, Place and Fish hopes to capture, through local photographs, how people view the fishy places where they live, work or play. Through the lens of those living in these communities, they want to create a snapshot of what it’s like living in places with fishing at the start of the 21st century.

Selected photographs will form part of a web-based archive depicting the character of fishing places in the 21st Century and some will be chosen to be displayed in a public exhibition at the Looe Council Chamber between 16-20 June 2013 and in a final project exhibition in 2014.

How to enter: If you live or work in Looe and would like to take part, you can enter up to three digital photographs by 2nd June 2013. Photographs should capture the essence of what it is like to live and work in Looe with its active fishing fleet. It does not have to be an aesthetically beautiful image, but it should depict the importance of marine fishing to you. Please send a few lines of text with the photo that explain the reasons for taking the picture or describe how it illustrates the importance of fishing to you.

Digital photographs should be sent by email to (include your name, first part of your postcode and the location of the photo).

The People, Place and Fish photo project is part of an Interreg 4a 2 Seas Project entitled GIFS (Geography of Inshore Fishing and Sustainability) led by the University of Greenwich, with partners in England, France, Belgium and the Netherlands. For further details, visit the GIFS website:

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