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It took thirty years of fishing Jamaica Bay for James “Frank the Fish” Culleton to build his home and business, and it took only one night for the bay to reclaim them.

For the past year I have been documenting Frank the Fish's life as of one of Rockaway's last commercial fisherman. This work has resulted in a piece entitled Devil in the Night and was published in the New York Times on sunday october 27, 2013. Devil in the Night, chronicles the lasting mental and physical losses James endured during and after Superstorm Sandy. His relationship with the water is unique in that it is the prism through which he views his entire life.

Enough is enough! I watched as many caring volunteers and money poured into Sandy affected regions immediately after the storm. An enormous amount of good came as a result of these efforts, but many people fell through the cracks.

Please donate, as much as you can, be it 5 dollars or 500 dollars to help Frank pick up the pieces of his life. He is a hardworking and proud man who would never ask for help himself despite his tremendous need. I am asking on his behalf. Please help with whatever you can!

Thank you very much, your contributions will go a very long way!

Jonah Markowitz



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