A view of Elmina Habor on the coast of Ghana. The town was a focal point for West African slave trade with Elmina castle overlooking the harbor. But today the town plays host to a thriving fishing industry.
A group of children look on as a friend jumps from the Elmina bridge.
A fisherman offloads an outboard motor to be repaired between fishing trips. In Elmina, fisherman will often spend days resting or repairing nets and other equipment before the evening when they head back out to sea.
A fisherman unloads fish to be sold at the local market on the banks of Benya lagoon in Elmina, Ghana.
A young girl sits in a market bowl at the Elmina fish market. These bowls are often used to display fish for shoppers.
A young boy climbs atop a boat in the Elmina construction yard. Skills and trades related to the fishing industry are often taught through apprenticeships.
A view of boats awaiting repair in the Elmina construction yard. Boat builders will work on both new and old boats.
A woman and her daughter work to prep smoking bins with sardines. Fishing smoking is dominated by woman while the actual fishing is done by mainly men.
Fish smoking is a popular in the industry, and is all done in a central area near the market.
A young girl is seen playing amongst the smokers in Elmina. Multiple generations of women are often found in the area, where learning through years of observation is commonplace.
A fisherman takes a break at the boat construction yard in Elmina, Ghana.
The skeleton of a boat under-construction is seen in Elmina Harbor.
Young boat builders take a break in the shade at the Elmina construction yard.
Joseph, a captain who owns multiple fishing boats, looks on during an interview.
A haze often engulfs the harbor during the day in Elmina, a mixture of motor exhaust and smoke from fish smoking
A boat worker checks an outboard motor before heading out for evening fishing trip. Most fishing is done at night.
Fishermen take a break during the afternoon before heading out on then nightly fishing trip.
Fishermen are seen loading onto a boat before leaving the harbor. Families often supply men with meals and provisions for trips to sea which can last hours or days.