Salmon Summer

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Nine-year-old Alex and his father work together at subsistence fishing, the salmon harvest, on Kodiak Island, Alaska.

 

Each summer, the salmon return to spawn in the streams of Kodiak Island, Alaska. Here, nine-year-old Alex Shugak, Jr. and his father work together at subsistence fishing, the salmon harvest. Salmon Summer is a photographic journal of their time together. “There’s an abundance of salmon for all,” says McMillan, and his full-color photographs of the land and the people—and this most sacred of fishes—are stunning. Unlike a lot of photo-essayists, McMillan has scrupulously avoided the temptation to “teach” about the Aleut—he puts down what he sees, and he is very good at it.

 

 

Author: Bruce McMillan

Illustrations: Color photos by Bruce McMillan

Binding Availability: Hardcover

Published: 1996

Tribes/Ethnic Groups: Aleut