Fin: The Ocean's Last Offerings
May 11 - June 4, 2017
Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and he ruins the ecosystem.
Across the world’s oceans, fish stocks are threatened by overfishing, pollution and climate change. Shawn Connell returned to his native Australia to photograph some of the incredible diversity that comprises the commercial fishing harvest.
This collection provides a glimpse into a bounty of intriguing life that is being pushed to the brink by our insatiable appetite for seafood. Inspired by the 16th century Dutch Vanitas still life paintings, Fin - The Ocean's Last Offerings is a stark reminder that for future generations, today’s bounty may be a figment of a distant past.