Photographer Rachel Ganapoler has spent the past 5 years capturing photos of the trades folk who work in the Boatyard.
Ganapoler’s photos are on display at the Port Administration for the next three months – we encourage you to stop in and view her work.
“For the past five years or so, I’ve been truckin’ around the marina, to capture images of what I call ‘Working Class Heroes.’ The folks who have been out there, day after day, year after year, in cold wind and rain, snow and sun…inside and under huge boats…scraping, varnishing, grinding, spraying, painting, welding, endlessly working at these tasks. Part biker, part Buddha, hell raiser, and carpenters of the highest order.
They should be honored…and with that intention, I present this show. Thank you to all of those who let me intrude into your lives.” Rachel Ganapoler
I have loved Rachel’s work since 1970 and am honored to call her my friend/sister from another mother… This show should be seen by everyone.
Rachel Ganapoler is an amazing photographer . Excellent exhibit ! Port Townsend is so fortunate to have her work on display .
Rachel Ganapoler has a great eye for color and composition. This show is in keeping with her life of honoring those who have chosen the path less traveled. A working Class Hero is Something to Be!
I’m not too sure what the Port Administration is but I credit it for showing Rachel Ganapoler’s photographs of real people doing real things,instead of the usual Chamber of Commerce approved post card shots one sees in so many towns (including my own). I look forward to seeing the show.