In Art & Design | By Fogo Island Inn | November 1, 2016

National Geographic Creative Photographer in Residence

Fogo Island Inn is pleased to announce that National Geographic Creative photographer, Pete Ryan, will be in residence for the entire month of November, scouting the Island's many photogenic locations and guiding guests on photographic walks.

Pete Ryan returns to the Atlantic coast, the son of a retired RCN captain from Shearwater, Nova Scotia. His childhood summers were spent in Chester where his uncle, Bruce Oland, maintained and sailed the Bluenose II. A place where time had stood still, where the harbour was alive with small fishing craft. The wharves and fishing properties were a constant source of wonder and adventure.

Pete is fascinated with life in Atlantic Canadian outport communities, a photographic subject which is dear to his heart. Between 2001 and 2011, he explored the Newfoundland and Labrador coastlines, traveling from one isolated outport village to the next, some communities that had been abandoned during government resettlement programs of the 1960s. His stories and photographs of these communities capture a now-vanished way of life, a subject which he handles with much skill and insight.

Guests staying at the Inn from November 1, 2016 through to November 30, 2016 will have the rare opportunity to join Ryan while touring a selection of Fogo Island's rich, cultural sites. Walks are available daily at 10 am and may be arranged with the Inn's Community Hosting Coordinator. For more information please inquire upon arrival.