The backdrop of Either the Beginning or the End of the World is the life of a commercial fisherman’s family. I’ve followed the stories of New Hampshire fishermen since I moved to the the Seacoast. My father is an island boy from what was a fishing and farming town, Shelter Island, NY, and I’ve always felt connected to the sea. Here are some of my pictures of the Portsmouth Fishermen’s Co-op where Sofie and Johnny’s boat, the Karma is berthed. Here are also fishermen and the Piscataqua River. Michael Pawluk is in the first photo, taken by the boat’s captain, Steve Lee on the Kirsten Lee, shrimping in January.