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Turner Lecture Series Continues at Maritime Park on July 28 with “The Lens of Jay Fleming”

July 10, 2019

Accomplished Bay Photographer to Present in the Events Pavilion

As the events season at Deltaville Maritime Museum and Holly Point Nature Park continues, the Maritime Park presents its new Turner Lecture Series with a presentation of “The Lens of Jay Fleming” at 2 p.m. on Sunday, July 28.  Jay is renowned as a photographic chronicler of all things Chesapeake Bay, with his stunning body of work on display at jayflemingphotography.com.

Jay’s website also tells the story of how his impressive career began:

“It would seem that Jay discovered his passion for photography upon inheriting his father’s hand-me-down Nikon film camera, at the young age of thirteen. Jay immediately developed an affinity to looking at life through the lens of his camera and what ensued was an exciting photographic journey that would eventually lead him to his career as professional photographer.”

Though beginning under the tutelage of his father, former National Geographic staff photographer Kevin Fleming, Jay naturally developed a photographic style and identity all his own. Through experimentation, an incredible amount of patience and preparation, and countless hours spent researching potential photo opportunities, Jay began to capture awe-inspiring photographs on his own. A pair of Yellowstone Cutthroat trout underwater, the last house on Holland Island reflecting in the rippling water just before it collapsed, and a fleet of wooden Skipjacks against an ominous grey sky are among Jay’s most memorable pieces from the early stages of his career.”

The lecture will be held in the Maritime Parks Events Pavilion, located at 287 Jackson Creek Road in Deltaville. It begins promptly at 2 p.m. on July 28 with a question and answer session and a “meet and greet” will be held afterwards. Refreshments will be served, including a wine and beer cash bar. There is no admission fee, but a suggested donation of $10 to the Turner Education Fund are both needed and encouraged to ensure the continuity of this educational series which is an important part of the Museum’s mission.

Due to the popularity of Jay’s body of work and lectures, this will be a very well attended event. Attendees are asked to RSVP soon so that museum volunteers and staff can set up properly. To RSVP, call the Museum office at 804-776-7200 or email office@deltavillemuseum.com. Museum hours are 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Monday-Saturday and 12 – 4 p.m. Sunday.

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