Engaged Digital Media: Clam Cam Feature

Clam Cam is a collaborative project where Tyler Quiring, Carter Hathaway and I are working with clammers on the coast of Maine to document and share clamming as a livelihood and way of life. This is an engaged digital media project where we partner with clammers and those who are involved in Maine’s shellfish co-management system to document, celebrate, and raise awareness about clamming. In 2013, we started reaching out to clammers to learn more about research needs and partnership opportunities for supporting their work. We heard that there was a need to raise awareness about what it takes to get clams from mud to market to plate. Clam cam helps provide a clammer’s-eye-view into the unique, beautiful, and physically demanding work that makes clamming on the coast of Maine.

Visit our Clam Cam website to learn more about this project and to explore our archive of videos we have produced.

Mud and hardpan digging
A clammer wears a body mounted camera to document the sounds, sights, textures, objects, and practices that shape clamming.