Independent Watermen Exhibit Coming to Festival Park

Photo of fishermen reeling in fishing net taken by Outer Banks photographer, Daniel Pullen
Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Roanoke Island Festival Park will debut its latest exhibit, The Independent Watermen, beginning October 4. Local photographer, Daniel Pullen, captures the heritage, lifestyle and pride of North Carolina’s fishermen in this photo documentary exhibit. The exhibit is on loan from the Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services and will be on display in the Ticket Sales Gallery, Monday – Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. through November 11.   

The Watermen Foundation along with Daniel and Kate Pullen created The Independent Watermen Exhibit to promote N.C. seafood. The Outer Banks Catch and the NC Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services where also a vital part in bringing the exhibit to Festival Park.“The Outer Banks heritage and economy is based around our local watermen. We are proud to celebrate their work and community through this exhibit," said Kim Sawyer, Executive Director at Roanoke Island Festival Park. Hatteras Island based photographer, Daniel Pullen, beautifully captures the family dynamics, resilience and dedication of the local fishing community in this exhibit. His images feature fisherman and their families working together to harvest and process fresh local seafood.