Jay Fleming’s first introduction to workboats and watermen came in 2010 when he met Art Daniels of Deale Island while on assignment for WorkBoat Magazine. Captain Daniels, who helmed a skipjack and worked until the age of ninety-five, inspired Jay’s abiding interest in Chesapeake Bay fisheries. Through the experience, Jay made connections with a network of watermen and was soon documenting their livelihood. The work resulted in his book of photographs Working the Water and forthcoming Island Life, which features Smith and Tangier Islands. CMM’s installation includes enlarged photographic prints from both books.
To read the Bugeye Times Spring 2019 issue, featuring an article about Jay Fleming, click here.
“Working the Water: Photography by Jay Fleming” will be on exhibit at the Calvert Marine Museum through 2019.