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Carl Johnson’s “Where Water is Gold” Book Launch Party

January 14th, 2017 – 6pm to 9:30pm – Taproot


Book launch party for “Where Water is Gold: Life and Livelihood in Alaska’s Bristol Bay.” Presentations by Vic Fischer, Alaska Constitutional Convention Delegate, commercial fishermen, contributing writers, and photographer Carl Johnson. 

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Join us for stories, photos, and video from people like commercial fishermen and homesteaders and enjoy a glimpse into this amazing region. Partake in some salmon from Bristol Bay!

Partners in this event include the Alaska Marine Conservation Council and the National Parks Conservation Association. Proceeds from the event will go toward these organization’s efforts to protect the Bristol Bay watershed.

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Copies of the book will be available for purchase and for signing!

Accolades for “Where Water is Gold”:

“The book is simply beautiful, outstanding. I read through it several times, particularly delightfully after the Alaska Supreme Court decisions on the Pebble law suit. Carl really did a great job providing an intimate view of Bristol Bay and its people.” – Vic Fischer, Alaska Constitutional Convention delegate

“Where Water is Gold is a masterpiece and a visual delight, but Carl’s caring commitment is what takes it to a higher level.” – Jim Brandenburg, former National Geographic photographer

“[The book is] absolutely beautiful. The photography is outstanding. Everything about it is wonderful.” Bella Hammond, former Alaska First Lady

“Carl Johnson shows us what’s at stake through his beautiful photographs and insightful profiles of people who rely on Bristol Bay remaining what it currently is — a thriving intact ecosystem with people as an integral part.” – Amy Gulick, Outdoor Photographer columnist

“Where Water is Gold is simultaneously an exhaustive, academic, visual cataloguing of a way of life, and a love letter to a place.” – PDN Magazine



One Response to “Carl Johnson’s “Where Water is Gold” Book Launch Party”
  1. mike from iowa says:

    All I can say is you had better enjoy/appreciate Bristol,Bay before the 21 st of January, 2017 as that may be the last time it is relatively pollution free or non-endangered by polluters foreign and domestic.God speed Mother Nature.

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