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August Public Meeting: David Zapatka

It’s been a busy time of late for our guest speaker in August, Rhode Island photographer David Zapatka.

On July 15, his USA Stars & Lights project was featured on a 5-minute Today Show spot, and a week later PBS Newshour ran their own story of his exploits. Since then, it has been a whirlwind of activity with, and without, his camera.

After the Today Show story, he sold 1700 in twelve hours! By the time the PBS story ran, he’s sold out of both his titles and has ordered more, likely to be ready by mid-October.

In early August, he was shooting in Stamford Harbor in Connecticut, and on Cuckolds Island in Boothbay Harbor, Maine.

In 2013, David started photographing lighthouses near his Rhode Island home in a way they’d seldom been captured before: at night. Film could not achieve the kind of imagery new digital cameras can, and David’s work has been adopted by the non-profit United States Lighthouse Society. He's photographed every remaining Massachusetts working lighthouse and has traveled to 19 states capturing 194 lighthouses and counting.

He’ll be chatting up his adventures trying to capture our historic beacons deep into the night. 

Visitors are welcome! 

This event will be offered both in-person at Savin Hill Yacht Club and virtually on Zoom. (Please choose one when you register.) 

 In-person attendees: Doors open at 6:30 pm. Please proceed to 2nd floor. Attendees may optionally bring a snack to share. There will be a cash bar.

Virtual attendees: The Zoom link is in the confirmation email for your registration. (Please check your SPAM folder!)

This event is free and open to the public.


Thursday, August 18, 2022, 7:00 PM until 8:30 PM
Savin Hill Yacht Club (+Zoom)
400 Morrissey Blvd, 2nd Floor
Dorchester, MA  02125
Additional Info:
Event Contact(s):
Chris Shea
Public Meeting
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