Nigel Barker

Nigel Barker
"I attended a kill tournament several years ago and photographed the sharks brought back to shore. I was appalled that the animals were then dismembered in front of crowds that included children. By documenting the suffering of these creatures I hope to bring about change in how sharks are viewed. Instead of killing them and hanging them upside down on the docks, sharks should be celebrated for their beauty and intrinsic value. As a father I hope to teach my children to respect the earth we live on and treat all the animals and plants with care and without contempt. There are many good fisherman out there who respect the oceans and know that in order to preserve their way of life for future generations we all need to be more aware of our actions and the results they may cause. Sharks are wonderful, complex creatures that warrant respect and protection. A shark is a shark, a human can be humane.”
- Nigel Barker, August 2010