Photography Professor H. Jennings Sheffield has spent the last three years photographing Tangier Island off the coast of Virginia in the Chesapeake Bay. The water surrounding the island is overtaking the land an average of nine acres every year. At this current rate, Tangier is projected to be uninhabitable in 50 year. Sheffield is to working photograph and document the lives that have been led there for centuries.
The Griffin Museum of Photography is featuring Sheffield’s Tangier series:
Going Away From Here, Chapter I
in The Virtual Gallery
Going Away From Here, Chapter II
is featured in The Cloud Gallery
Both exhibitions are on view in person August 31 – October 27, 2020 and online at above links.