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Industry and Nature Collide: Photographs of
Modern Shore Whaling Stations
Exhibition Date: 2007
In the late 1990s, photographers Henry W. Kendall and Nicholas Whitman had the opportunity to visit the geographically isolated sites of former shore whaling operations.
Kendall’s 1997 trip to the sub-Antarctic island of South Georgia and Whitman’s 1998 visit to Hawke Harbour, Labrador were branches of larger research projects at these sites. Both men recorded a neglected aspect of whaling history: the blighted landscape left behind when a shore whaling station fell into disuse.
Presented by the Kenneth T. and Mildred S. Gammons Charitable Foundation