For the past decade, photographer Joseph Schuyler has trained his lens on Truro, a 300-year-old Massachusetts village that occupies a narrow strip between the Atlantic Ocean in the east and Cape Cod Bay in the west. Protected from enriching development by the Cape Cod National Seashore, Truro—called Pamet or Payomet by the Wampanoag people who first settled there—has the feel of a secret paradise. In between the two shores, there are freshwater glacial ponds, the winding Pamet River, tidal marshlands, a natural harbor, sloping hills and formidable dunes, oaks and shrub pines, flowers, birds, and ever changing light. In Truro Light, Schuyler makes a journey through his cherished but always surprising landscape, beginning with sunrise over the ocean and ending with nighttime at the bay.
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