Larry Silver is well known for his iconic Longshore shots.
But the very talented Westport photographer has spent countless hours a couple of miles away at Sherwood Island too. That’s Westport’s out-of-sight, out-of-mind beach.
Tomorrow (Friday, March 27), the Westport Library introduces “Sherwood Island, 1975-2015”: more than 40 of Silver’s images, from the past 40 years.
The photos show the changing styles of visitors to Connecticut’s 1st state park — and its timelessness. The shots — in black and white, and digital color; in every season, all over the park — are classics.
One of the library photos — “Sunset at Sherwood Island State Park” — is included in the Smithsonian Museum of American Art’s permanent collection.
Every Westporter knows where the library is. Not everyone knows Sherwood Island — the overlooked gem right on our coast.
After Larry Silver’s exhibit, no one can forget it.