'Treaty to Table': Photo exhibit installed at Suquamish Museum

SUQUAMISH — The Suquamish Museum has installed a new exhibit, "From Treaty To Table: Photographs by Rika Manabe."

The exhibit is comprised of 20 captivating black-and-white images that tell the story of a Suquamish Tribe family’s connection to the water through commercial fishing and hatchery conservation. The photographic essay, created from images captured by Manabe in 2000 and 2001, illustrates the importance of fishing for economic survival and the cultural identity of Coast Salish people.

A reception for the new exhibit with Manabe is scheduled at 1 p.m. Feb. 9 at the Suquamish Museum. The event is free with museum admission and open to the public.

"From Treaty To Table" was crafted by Manabe and Suquamish Museum archivist Lydia Sigo, who researched and wrote the stories that accompany each photograph. It is on display in the rotating exhibit hall — next to the permanent installation "Ancient Shores, Changing Tides" — through April.

About Rika Manabe
Manabe is a freelance photographer based in Seattle. She started her career as a photographer after graduation from San Jose State University with a master's degree in photojournalism and mass communications in 2001. She specializes in photographing any humanity related matters with documentary approach in editorial, commercial and personal.

About Suquamish Museum
The Suquamish Museum is located in the heart of Suquamish Village, on the Port Madison Indian Reservation. The new Suquamish Museum, which opened in September 2012, includes the "Ancient Shores, Changing Tides" permanent exhibit depicting the history and culture of the Suquamish, a rotating secondary exhibition hall, classroom facilities and the Leota Anthony Museum Store.


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