Environmental Projects

Portrait Projects

Curation

News and Events

Publications

Environmental Collective

About

The Female Mariners Project, funded in part by a grant from the Puffin Foundation, investigates the lives of women who live and work on the water. Fueled by research into alternative living situations and environmentally conscious housing, this endeavor started as an exploration of live-aboard sailors but has grown into a multidimensional conversation on gendered space, environmental concerns, and cultural tradition. As a means of insinuating myself into the sailing community and gaining the trust of my subjects, I have spent the last six year living part-time aboard a sailboat. These images of female captains, crew, watermen, and shipwrights challenge gendered maritime stereotypes and tropes such as the doting and passive mermaid and the dangerous siren.

View images

mariners feature image

The Female Mariners Project, funded in part by a grant from the Puffin Foundation, investigates the lives of women who live and work on the water. Fueled by research into alternative living situations and environmentally conscious housing, this endeavor started as an exploration of live-aboard sailors but has grown into a multidimensional conversation on gendered space, environmental concerns, and cultural tradition. As a means of insinuating myself into the sailing community and gaining the trust of my subjects, I have spent the last six year living part-time aboard a sailboat. These images of female captains, crew, watermen, and shipwrights challenge gendered maritime stereotypes and tropes such as the doting and passive mermaid and the dangerous siren.