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Jay Fleming Photography
Annapolis Maritime Museum


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The Buchanan Bay Room Gallery provides a wonderful waterfront venue for local artists and art organizations to exhibit their work. The gallery offers approximately 88 linear feet of well-lit, air-conditioned exhibition space for two-dimensional artwork. The shows are all Maritime or Chesapeake Bay themed to complement the mission of the Museum and generally run for 6-8 weeks. Generally, all displayed is for sale with partial proceeds benefiting the Museum.

Jay has turned his attention towards the Chesapeake Bay and the industry that is directly dependent upon it—the seafood industry. Jay has spent the past two years actively documenting all aspects of this fascinating and diminishing way of life. From underwater shots of oyster divers, to crabs shedding their shells, to incredibly poignant portraits of workers in a crab picking house, to watermen in their deadrise boats leaving the dock before sunrise, Jay hopes to illustrate the full spectrum of the seafood industry in his first book, “Working the Water.” Expected to be published in 2015, Jay hopes that his documentation will demonstrate the different ways that people make a living off of the Bay as well as portray an accurate representation of the various Chesapeake Bay cultures.

Whether it’s a sunrise over the marsh or a water-man hand tonging for oysters, the passion of his craft is obvious in every photograph. Jay’s talent is undeniable. His photography is not only beautiful but purposeful.

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