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Scalpay: Last of the Fishermen

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"Far nach bi an-o'g cha bhi an sean - If there is no young, there will be no old" David Morison. Scalpay Fisherman.

Scotland-born photographer, Johan Hallberg-Campbell traveled back to his native country to photograph the small coastal community of Scalpay, a remote island in the Outer Hebrides of Scotland. In the photographer's own words he describes the project:

'Coastal communities around the world are diminishing year after year as more and more young people leave their home and heritage to find work. The fishing industry is not what it once was: the communities have seen the erosion and the end of their culture due to overfishing and large fishing draggers and fish factories that continue to dominate. Coastal and island communities dependent on the ocean and traditional fishing methods are being swallowed up by the modern world.'

Johan Hallberg-Campbell was born in the Highlands of Scotland and has been living and working in Canada since 2007. He is a Graduate of The Glasgow School of Art. He is a member of the Boreal Collective.

You can also view a video of Scalpay: Last of the Fishermen here.

To see more of Johan Hallberg-Campbell's work visit his website
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