Mystic Seaport in Mystic, Connecticut, is hosting the work of 2 American photographers who have documented very different aspects of life on the water in black and white. The exhibit, which is now open on the second floor of the Museum’s Stillman Building, features the work of Milton Moore, who documented the work of Cape Cod fishermen during the 1970s and Barry Winiker, who photographs luxury cruise ships.
Milton Moore’s show is entitled Working Men, Working Boats: Images of the Cape Cod Fishery in its Heyday. Moore is currently a news designer with The Day newspaper of New London. Thirty years ago, while working for the Cape Cod Times, he produced this body of work. He has recently digitized and restored these historic images. The photographs capture fishing techniques that date back far before the 1970s when they were shot.
Barry Winiker’s show, Sun Ships: Modern Cruising, comprises photographs of luxury ships that contrast with the rugged environment of Cape Cod’s fishermen. His fascination with the photography of cruise ships and ocean liners began in 1980 when he boarded a passenger ship in New York City and discovered a world of style, design, and function. His photographs from the past three decades record passenger activities and the architectural and design elements on board.