The Calvert Marine Museum opens a traveling photography exhibit entitled "Endangered Species: Watermen of the Chesapeake" beginning September 14 in the Mezzanine gallery. Produced by the Mariner's Museum, this exhibition takes visitors on a rare photographic journey to explore the proud heritage and determination of watermen and women of the Chesapeake Bay. The story is told through inspiring black and white portraiture of Norfolk photographer Glen McClure. Join Glen McClure for a public lecture about the exhibit at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, September 14. The exhibit is on display through the end of December 2012.
"Endangered Species: Watermen of the Chesapeake" focuses on the pictorial stories of the hardworking men and women whose livelihood is jeopardized by the diminishing stocks of oysters, blue crabs, and fish in the bay. As the fisheries teeter on the verge of collapse, so does this traditional way of life, followed by generations of watermen and their families that may soon disappear. In addition to McClure's photos, a selection of original photographs from the Museum's archival collection by A. Aubrey Bodine, one of the finest pictorialists of the 20th century will be on display. As a photojournalist for the Baltimore Sun, Bodine traveled the Baltimore area and Chesapeake Bay region learning about it in every tide, wind, weather and season. His remarkable documentary pictures were seen in the Sunday Sun, in books, magazines, calendars, and murals.
This exhibit is part of a series of collaborative programs of The Calvert Marine Museum (CMM) and Annmarie Sculpture & Arts Center (AMG) titled Watermen of the Chesapeake. Visit www.calvertmarinemuseum.com
for a complete listing of events and activities honoring Chesapeake watermen and women at each site.
On Saturday, November 17, Comparative Gallery Talks will be held at CMM and AMG. Pete Lesher, Curator of Exhibits at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum will discuss the Endangered Species: Watermen of the Chesapeake photography exhibit at the Calvert Marine Museum from 1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. The group will reconvene at Annmarie Sculpture & Arts Center for a talk on Marc Castelli: The Art of the Waterman from 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m., followed by light refreshments. Visit the website for registration fee and details.
Photo caption: pictured from left to right
#1 Credit Glen McClure - Anna Jones, J.M. Clayton Seafood Co., Cambridge, MD, May 14, 2010.
#2 Credit A. Aubrey Bodine - A. Aubrey Bodine's "Haul Seiners" shows four men and a woman with a haul seine at Langford Creek, Kent County, Maryland, in June 1958.
#3 Credit Glen McClure - Carl Elder, Bayford, Virginia, May 23, 2009.
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