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Chesapeake Bay: Working the Water

Afternoon Lecture/Seminar

Friday, December 8, 2023 - 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. ET
Code: 1NV058
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Photographer Jay Fleming has spent more than a decade documenting all facets of the Chesapeake Bay's commercial fisheries and the people and businesses that depend on the harvest. Join him for a vividly illustrated program that brings the bay's iconic seafood industry into focus.

While shooting for his book Working the Water, Fleming traveled up and down the Chesapeake, from Havre De Grace, Maryland, to Hampton Roads, Virginia, and immersed himself into the watermen's culture. He spent months at places like Reedville and Tangier Island to document the bay's remaining authentic working waterfronts. Drawing on his travels across the watershed, Fleming spotlights the diversity of the Chesapeake Bay’s marine environments and the people who make a living on the water.

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