Truro Light

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For the past decade, photographer Joseph Schuyler has trained his lens on Truro, a 300-year-old Massachusetts village that occupies a narrow strip between the Atlantic Ocean in the east and Cape Cod Bay in the west. Protected from enriching development by the Cape Cod National Seashore, Truro—called Pamet or Payomet by the Wampanoag people who first settled there—has the feel of a secret paradise. In between the two shores, there are freshwater glacial ponds, the winding Pamet River, tidal marshlands, a natural harbor, sloping hills and formidable dunes, oaks and shrub pines, flowers, birds, and ever changing light. In Truro Light, Schuyler makes a journey through his cherished but always surprising landscape, beginning with sunrise over the ocean and ending with nighttime at the bay.


Joseph Schuyler has had a 30-year career as a photographer. His work has been exhibited in numerous museums and galleries and published American Photographer, Photo District News, Rangefinder, and Zoom International, amongst others. His photographs received two Kodak Golden Light Awards in portraiture and landscape. He lives in Delmar, New York. Rowland Scherman was a former darkroom apprentice at Life magazine and the first photographer for the newly formed Peace Corps in 1961. His photographs have appeared in Life, Look, National Geographic, Paris Match, Playboy, and Time, among other publications. He won a Grammy Award in 1968 for his photograph cover of Bob Dylan's Greatest Hits, and his published collections include Elvis Is Everywhere and Love Letters. The documentary film Eye on the 60s, an intimate portrait of former Life photographer Rowland Scherman and how his photographic eye captured the essence of America's most remarkable decade is an authentic piece of American History. He lives in Cape Cod, Massachusetts.