1993, Kerala, India
Plate 86, 18x27
These fishermen have been here in southern India since time began. Each year fewer fish, each year more effort. The boats are crude and most simple but adequate to the task. Therefore, they allow the fisherman a joy and contentment that comes from the realization that each boat was able to do its task. Each little vessel was the greatest thing afloat because it worked perfectly. The only revelation for me was the reluctance of the fishermen to consider some other work, to do anything else but fish to support themselves and their families.