The innovative photography and oral history combination exhibit "When Crab Was King: Faces of the Kodiak King Crab Fishery 1950 - 1982" will be on display at the Alaska Humanities Forum through September 28 during regular business hours.
Produced by the Kodiak Maritime Museum, "When Crab Was King" features 24 large foramt portraits of fishermen, processing workers, coast guardsemn, bartenders, and others who expereinced the heyday of the storied King Crab fishery.
A specially designed audio cell phone tour features 24 of the more than 50 three-minute King Crab oral history radio shows produced by the Kodiak Maritime Museum.
Visitors will be able to dial a number, enter a number code correlating to a specific portrait, and hear the photo subject talking about their memories of the Kodiak crab fishing boom.
“When Crab Was King” was supported by 2007 and 2011 grants from the Alaska Humanities Forum for $7,500 and $3,500, respectively.
The AKHF lobby gallery is located at 161 East 1st Ave., Door 15..
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