Artist Talk: Ned Castle and Federico Pardo

January 27, Wednesday, 7 p.m.

View the recording of this event here.

Vermont Folklife Center researcher Ned Castle and photographer Federico Pardo discuss Ice Shanties: Fishing, People & Culture, their exhibit documenting the ice shanties on Brattleboro’s Retreat Meadows. This talk takes place via Zoom and Facebook Live. 

In 2016, Pardo began documenting the shanties that appear each winter on the West River in Brattleboro. Over the course of two years, Pardo photographed the shanties using long-duration exposures, beginning his work after sunset and continuing long into the night. The resulting images, lit by both sunset and moonlight, carry a surreal quality of blended night and day. Many of the photographs are paired with audio recordings of the ice shanties’ owners, who were interviewed by Castle. 

Ice Shanties: Fishing, People & Culture is a production of the Vermont Folklife Center.