Fish & Forrest

Through the Lens of a Commercial Fishermom

On Exhibit Through June 18, 2023

Corey Wheeler Forrest is a third generation commercial fishermom & fishdealer working out of Sakonnet Point, Rhode Island. Her family is the last trap fishing operation in southern New England and was featured in the mini-doc The Last Trap Family: A Rhode Island Family Keeps Sustainable Fishing Alive.

Corey has been documenting her life as a commercial fisherperson and experience as a woman working in a historically male-dominated profession for years. Her photographs are featured on her Instagram account @fishandforrest.

Fish & Forrest features over 30 photographs culled from @fishandforrest, now on view inside the Museum’s historic Meeting House, running through June 18, 2023.

Fish & Forrest is made possible in part by the generous support of Filson and Xtratuf.

Video Credit: The Last Trap Family (2019), directed and produced by Hudson Lines, (c) 2019 Pilcrow Studio