February 14th, 2013
In a photo essay published Monday, February 11, 2013, photographer Motoya Nakamura documents the 15th annual Fisher Poets Gathering in Astoria, Oregon as a preliminary taste for the 16th annual Fisher Poets Gathering, which takes place February 22-24, 2013 at several venues in downtown Astoria. One can learn more about the Gathering at: www.fisherpoets.org.
Mr. Nakamura’s beautiful portraits from the 2012 Fisher Poets Gathering lovingly display the rugged beauty of the faces of the commercial fishing industry. Starring alongside the men and women of the Fisher Poets Gathering is the historic fishing port of Astoria, whose gritty working waterfront has been loving retained during its renascence of the past two decades. The Astoria Riverwalk now connects the waterfront from Alderbrook on the east to Smith Point and the Port of Astoria on the west, going past mooring basins, warehouses, and fish processing plants along the way. The oldest American town west of the Rockies waits discovery by those who choose to come here to attend the Fisher Poets Gathering for the first time.
The Fisher Poets photo essay on the Oregon Live website may be accessed at: http://photos.oregonlive.com/photo-essay/2013/02/fisher_poets_gathering_in_asto.html.