Fortier photo archive to museumMar 2, 2010
More than 100,000 negatives belonging to renowned marine photographer Norman Fortier are now part of the permanent collection of the New Bedford Whaling Museum in Massachusetts.
Starting in the late 1940s, Fortier's camera chronicled the "Whaling City" and yachting and fishing on Buzzards Bay and Vineyard Sound. Mostly black and white, his images capture racing, small craft, the working waterfront and more. According to the museum's Curator of Photography and Digital Initiatives, Fortier's work will be preserved in a permanent collection. The museum currently offers access to more than 1,500 of Fortier's classic images in an online exhibit &mdash A Storied Lens: The Photographic World of Norman Fortier. Visit www.whalingmuseum.org.