Portrait of a Faroese Fisherman
Mårten Johannesen, a 71 year old retired boat captain supplements his finances by selling fish and pilot whale meat in Torshavn harbor on the island of Streymoy. Marten says half his customers are tourists-curious to try the dried whale meat. Johannesen himself eats the whale meat once a week. He believes that the islanders will continue hunting-a process that is now "fully controlled, and compassionate towards the animals."
Johannessen holds up samples of dried pilot whale meat (left) and pilot whale blubber (right).
Torshavn Harbor, Streymoy Island, Faroe Islands.