The Salmon Who's Who
Note: Directory is a "work in progress". Entries are added with each website update. Names appear in alphabetical order. Recommendations welcome (go to comments page to submit).
This Seattle based award winning writer and photographer's work has appeared in National Geographic, Outside, Geo and numerous other publications. Her 1994 book and traveling exhibit, Reaching Home, Pacific Salmon Pacific People was a ten year effort and continues to be one of the most thoughtful and beautiful publications on salmon yet produced. She co-founded the Blue Earth Alliance, a non-profit foundation for helping photographers realize projects documenting stories in endangered environments and about threatened cultures. Her website has a tab labeled “salmon” with some of the most stunning salmon photography around.
Keywords: Photography, Writing, Organizations, Seattle
The bio on the back of Tom's book "The Blossoms Are Ghosts At The Wedding" describes him as an "Essayist, Poet, Sculptor and Ecological & Wild Salmon Visionary" His sculptures, many of which have a salmon theme are found throughout the Pacific Northwest. HIs essays appear in the excellent book Reaching Home. Pacific Salmon, Pacific People. He and his equally talented and earth-centered wife, Sara Mall Johani operate Lateral Line Studio in Chimacum Washington, where they work, teach, cast bronze and participate in salmon recovery with the North Olympic Salmon Coalition, an organization they helped form (originally Wild Olympic Salmon).
Keywords: Art, Sculpture, Writing, Organizations, Olympic Peninsula, Washington.
Professor of Aquatic & Fishery Sciences at University of Washington Colege of the Environment, Seattle. He is one of the principle researchers for the UW Alaska Salmon Program, focusing on migration, homing,and evolution as well as the relationships between bears and salmon. His 2005 book The Behavior and Ecology of Pacific Salmon and Trout should be essential reading for any serious student of salmon.
Keywords: Research, Education, Writing, University of Washington
The “fin art of Ray Troll”... there is probably no other artist around with as plentiful and diverse an array of not just salmon, but “fishy” imagery. This should not be surprising for Ray has been at it for nearly 40 years. Ray is famous for his anatomically correct, drawn and painted fish and marine creatures, both living and extinct and his somewhat edgy sense of humor. Much of his art focuses on the human-fish relationship. He has supported myriad organizations and causes by donating his time and skill to creating compelling tee-shirts and posters. His website is a virtual visual feast, one you can get lost in since there is so much to look at. And, there always seems to be something new. He and his wife Michelle operate the Soho Gallery along historic Creek Street in Ketchikan, Alaska and an on-line business, making much of his work available in fine art prints, cards and clothing. At any gathering of salmon-minded people there is bound to be at least one person proudly wearing one of Ray Troll's distinctive shirts.
Keywords: Art, Art, Writing, Illustration, Gallery, Ketchikan