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Presentation with Dave Harp | Photo essay about the Skipjacks of the Bay
September 15, 2022 @ 7:00 pm
Join us on Thursday, September 15 at 7:00 p.m. for a free talk with Dave Harp about his many decades photographing Dorchester County. “Dorchester County’s vast marshes are the epicenter of the nexus of land and water on the Chesapeake Bay,” Harp says. “My career as a Chesapeake Bay photographer really started here in 1976 when I spent several cold, winter weeks sailing with the skipjacks, documenting those iconic scenes on black and white film.” Harp will talk about the many places he has photographed in Dorchester County and will feature photographs of the skipjacks and local watermen he photographed in 1976. The negatives were put away for more than forty years until he had them digitized for the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum exhibit several years ago. They were combined with more than sixty color photographs for the exhibit which range in subjects from the flora and fauna of the area, the classic Dorchester landscape, and the influence of a changing climate on the area. This exhibit “Where Land and Water Meet” will be at DCA through September 25.
Caption for BW photo:
With Captain Emerson Todd at the wheel, fully loaded with 120 bushels of oysters, Rebecca T. Ruark heads downwind to the port of Cambridge. Tri-X film, 1976