These heroic portraits were made at the Indian Neck, Old Wharf Point and Mayo Beach shellfishing areas, from 2009-2011. The images are of grantholders and field workers who grow the oysters and clams that the town of Wellfleet is famous for. These photographs were made on film, by natural light and using antiquated equipment, to evoke the style of some of the great documentary photographers of the mid-twentieth century.
I would like to express my gratitude to the hard–working men and women who graciously gave of their time in allowing me to photograph them, and t o everyone else in Wellfleet’s shellfishing community, whose talent and labor produces the finest oysters and clams in the world.
* Supported in part by a grant from the Wellfleet Cultural Council , a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency..