Bristol Bay Folio

Explore the connections between land and water that bind moose, salmon, and people with a celebration of the Bristol Bay region. This folio collection features ten fine art prints and a copy of Carl's award-winning book, Where Water is Gold.


The Bristol Bay region is home to the largest remaining wild salmon runs on the planet, providing nearly 50% of the world's Sockeye Salmon supply. It's massive network of rivers, streams and lakes provides diverse and critical habitat to those salmon, an abundant variety of wildlife, and a way of life that has existed for thousands of years. Carl spent five years conducting fieldwork in the region to create his book, Where Water is Gold.  This folio is drawn from that fieldwork. 


The are many pieces to the Bristol Bay story. There is a vibrant commercial fishing industry, a subsistence way of life that has survived for thousands of years, a network of public lands that provide world-class outdoor recreation opportunities. There are brown bears, moose, caribou, marine mammals, and a variety of birds that reside in the area. So this folio reflects that diversity, with images of:

  • Brown bears
  • Moose 
  • Wolf 
  • Homestead life
  • Commercial fishing
  • Subsistence activities
  • Dramatic scenery reflecting this water-rich region


The folio contains eleven fine art prints crafted using Hahnemühle Glossy Fine Art paper, with a paper size of 13x17 and a print area of 8.5x13. This allows you to either frame the full print, or matt and frame to the print area. The folio also includes:

  • Bristol Bay Folio cover sheet
  • Artist bio
  • List of images
  • Artist statement about the Bristol Bay region
  • Quotation by President Barack Obama upon his visit to the region in 2015
  • Autographed copy of Where Water is Gold: Life and Livelihood in Alaska's Bristol Bay
    • Packaged in Archival quality box with TrueCore™ black lining and textured black exterior