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In 1996, Michael Zimmer, "A Stranger from Away", appeared in Seal Cove, Grand Manan, NB, Canada. He became fascinated by a stand of abandoned smoke houses, bought them, and founded "The Sardine Museum and Herring Hall of Fame". The museum reflects Michael's intellect and sensibility, and 150 years of Grand Manan tradition and craft, embodied by Harvey Bleumortier, the previous owner who was too busy smoking herring to ever think that he was creating objects clever and beautiful enough to be part of a museum.
Peter Cunningham has been a professional photographer for over 30 years. His teachers include Baptist fisherman Lester Tate, modern dancer Martha Myers, French photographer Henri Cartier-Bresson, Zen Master Bernie Glassman and American performing artist Bruce Springsteen. Peter has exhibited his photos in New York, Krakow, London, Paris, Tokyo, Beijing, Berlin and Grand Manan, Canada; his clients include singers, teachers, chefs, playwrights, athletes, accountants, actors, fishermen and clowns. Peter teaches“Photography as Zen Practice” in the US and China and is co-author with Peter Matthiessen of “Are You There Yet? A Zen Journey through Space and TIme.” He is also a founding member of “ThE OrdEr of DIsOrdEr”.