‘When Crab Was King’ Now a Photography Exhibit



Patty Mullen Sr.is one of the subjects of the "Faces of the Kodiak King Crab Fishery" exhibit at the Baranov Museum. Alf Pryor photo

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To date, "When Crab was King," has been an award winning oral history project of the Kodiak Maritime Museum, independently produced by KMXT’s Maggie Wall. But now it’s also a photography exhibit on display at the Baranov Museum.

Toby Sullivan, the executive director of the Maritime Museum, says the photos of the subjects of the oral history project were taken by local photographer Alf Pryor.

Sullivan says the exhibit, which will show through Crab Fest, will use telephones to guide visitors through the exhibit, with the complete "When Crab was King," show featuring the person in the photo they’re standing in front of.

The exhibit is up now at the Baranov Museum, and there is a reception on Saturday from noon to 4 p.m. Sullivan says there will be many of the show’s subjects in attendance.

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