Gallery Talk: On The Hook, Mark Hedden


Mark Hedden will talk about On The Hook, a photo narrative project focussed on Key West’s liveaboard community, the people who live on the edge of the edge. He’ll discuss the challenges of shooting on the water, the technical challenges of the photography, and the social dimensions of the work. He’ll also discuss how this work was informed by a 25 years tenure on the island.

On The Hook is on view Mar 7-28, 2019 in the XOJ Gallery.

supported by awards from John S. and James L. Knight FoundationAnne McKee Artists Fundand Florida Keys Council of the Arts, and donations from Holly Merrill, TEAM KAUFELT, Peyton Evans, Judith & Stanley Zabar, Craig Reynolds Landscape ArchitectureMary Ellen’s BarGreen ParrotMarquesa HotelManley deBoer, Sue Sullivan, Meridyth & Gordon McIntosh, Gerald Fritz and Betty Rubenstein. 

Mark Hedden is a writer, photographer, and birding guide. His two pervious photo shows at The Studios were “Velo City” (about the city and its bicycle culture) and “Nocturnal” (a series of Key West nightcaps). He also writes narrative nonfiction, primarily ornithology-oriented natural history, which most people refer to as “stuff about birds.” He has also written about necrovoyeurism, his love of the Tour de France, his aversion to pirates, his hatred of clowns, the inappropriate use of firearms during photo shoots, and music. His work has been published in the Bone Island Sun, the Key West Citizen, Solares Hill newspaper, the Miami Herald, Tropic magazine, Miami Metro magazine, the Washington Post, and the secret of salt. He has lived in Key West all of his “adult” life.

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