Call for Photos for New Exhibit: Taken Out To Sea

New Bedford, MA – The New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center invites commercial fishermen to submit their original photos for a new exhibit, Taken Out to Sea, opening June 8, 2017.  This exhibit provides fishermen with an opportunity to share their world with those on-shore.

Commercial fishermen have a unique view of our world.  They can describe the beauty of a sunrise at sea, the assortment of sea life they encounter, or explain the work they do but words do not always have the same power as an image.  For many years, fishermen could not truly share their world with their loved ones at home. With the advance of camera technology, fishermen can capture and share images, opening up their world to us all.

To be considered for the exhibit, fishermen may submit one to three original, at-sea photos by May 15, 2017 to  Please include name, phone number, vessel name, type of vessel, and a caption for the photo.  Fishermen and their families will be invited to the exhibit opening on June 8th.

The Center is open Thursday – Sunday 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Admission is free. Located at 38 Bethel Street in the heart of the National Park, the Center is wheelchair accessible with free off-street parking.  The New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center is dedicated to preserving and presenting the story of the commercial fishing industry past, present, and future through archives, exhibits, and programs. For more information please contact the New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center at or call (508) 993-8894.