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Hawaiian Net Caster, Hawaii
Gelatin silver print
Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center at the University of Texas at Austin
© Fritz Henle Estate, Image courtesy of Harry Ransom Center.
When I photographed the Hawaiian Islands after the war, I was happy to find there was still a great deal of native tradition and folklore. My book Hawaii immortalizes some of the islands' wonderful but vanishing native people , and my friend Stanley Stubenberg, who was born in Hawaii, knew nothing of this book before we met and told me of the impact my pictures had made. This fisherman, photographed on the coast of Oahu, was throwing his net for the daily catch a beautiful image of strength and motion accompanied by the thunder of the Hawaiian surf."
From 'Notes on the Photographs' in Fritz Henle ® 1973.