“06880” readers love Rowene Weems’ photos. She has a keen eye for the beauty of our town. Springtime flowers, beach sunsets, Levitt Pavilion, the Longshore skating rink — her camera and composition make those scenes come alive in special and compelling ways.
Rowene also has a great eye for people. As she travels around town, she captures some of the men and women who work — mostly unseen — to make Westport what it is.
She does not know their back stories. She tries not to interrupt too much. A woman once chastised Rowene for taking photos of workers on her property. “Time is money!” she said.
All these photos are from this spring. They’re part of a book she’s creating about workers everywhere, from her travels around the US and world.
“COVID really intensified my intention to celebrate workers,” Rowene says. “They are often under-appreciated, but we needed them then more than ever.”
Today, let’s appreciate them anew.