Bethany Sonsini Goodrich

Photographer
  
Twenty Thousand Salmon Bones
Location: Sitka, Alaska
Nationality: United States of America
Biography: I am a Southeast Alaskan writer and photographer who is deeply passionate about the power of story for inspiring positive social and environmental change. My photography and writing have been published with local and international magazines and... read on
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Twenty Thousand Salmon Bones
Credits: bethany sonsini goodrich
Updated: 02/23/21
Location: Sitka, Alaska
Delicately yet firmly pinching the tiny vertebrae of a Chinook salmon between her thumb and pointer finger, Cynthia Gibson pushed fearlessly toward a rusty grinder churning an aggressive 3,400 rpm. The spur where a rib was once connected flew off into a cluttered garage leaving a smooth bead behind.                                      

With patience and confidence, Gibson slowly built a dress from twenty thousand salmon bones.                            
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