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Tide and Time | Free Public Photo Exhibit on Hatteras Island

Event Date:

September 16, 2021 - November 16, 2021 | 9:00 AM EDT
A baby playing in the water at the beach.

Tide and Time is a photojournalism and reporting project by Justin Cook in collaboration with the...


Opens September 16, 2021. Display open daily from 9am until dark.

Location: Salvo Day Use Area, Hatteras Island

The Tide and Time fence exhibit is a free public photography exhibit which explores the effects of erosion and sea level rise on the Salvo Community Cemetery. Using scientific data, photographs, and historical portraits of people interred at the cemetery, the exhibit guides tourists to better understand how climate change and human development are not only physically altering the Outer Banks, but also the locals’ psychological sense of home.

The work is a collaboration between Outer Banks locals and Justin Cook, a photographer and journalist based in Durham, N.C., and is part of his four-year photography and reporting project, Tide and Time, which recently published in The Coastal Review Online and is part of the Pulitzer Center’s nationwide Connected Coastlines reporting initiative

The reporting project and fence exhibit have been made possible by the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting Connected Coastlines Initiative, The North Carolina Arts Council, the Photoville FENCE exhibit, The Coastal Review Online, and The National Park Service.

Directions to Salvo Day Use Area via Google Maps.



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