Great Lakes Shipwreck Photography Exhibit Opens at the National Museum of the Great Lakes

Great Lakes Shipwreck Photography Exhibit Opens at the National Museum of the Great Lakes

(Toledo) The National Museum of the Great Lakes announced today the opening of a new temporary exhibit — Disasters of the Deep: Underwater Photography of Great Lakes Shipwrecks which will run through September 1, 2019. The exhibit features the works of ten underwater photographers covering shipwrecks across all five of the Great Lakes. Christopher Gillcrist, Executive Director of the museum stated, “Nothing interests our visitors more than shipwrecks and what better way to explore this topic in more detail than by using the photography of those who risk life and limb to explore and to document these submerged historical relics.” The photographers chosen for this show are Andy Morrison, Jitka Hanakova, Becky Kagan Schott, Tamara Thomsen, Jeremy Bannister, Warren Lo, Terry Irvine, Cal Kothrade, Jack Papes, and Jeff Lindsay. Each has a unique perspective and approach to underwater photography. According to Gillcrist, “Not only does underwater photography help teach us history but the images themselves are also works of art.” The ten photographers reside across the Great Lakes region. Dozens of shipwrecks are represented but some of the more famous shipwrecks explored are the Daniel J. Morrell, Gunilda, Rouse Simmons, and Cedarville. The exhibit is offered digitally on large flat screen monitors. There are over a 130 images in the exhibit. Gillcrist explained that this exhibit could not be shown at the museum in a traditional format. “We do not have the space to hang 130 plus photographs.” More importantly, by showing the photographs in this way, the space could be transformed to feel more like you are actually underwater when viewing the images. The exhibit is currently open and runs through September 1, 2019. Admission to the exhibit is included in the general admission price to the museum.

Specifics

What: Disasters of the Deep: Underwater Photography of Great Lakes Shipwrecks, A temporary Exhibit at the National Museum of the Great Lakes

When: Running Now until September 1, 2019.

Admission: Admission to the temporary exhibit is included in the price of regular admission to the museum. $17 per person with discounts for seniors, teens, and children under 6 are free.

Where: National Museum of the Great Lakes 1701 Front Street Toledo, Ohio 43605

For More Information call 419-214-5000 or www.ryanl51.sg-host.com.

Museum Hours: Monday through Saturday: 10AM-5PM, Sunday 12PM-5PM

The press can contact Christopher Gillcrist at 216-956-9734