Saturday, Nov 11, 2017 2:00p -
Cape Ann Museum
27 Pleasant Street
Gloucester, MA 01930
Art, Lectures & Conferences
Honor Cape Ann veterans with a closer look at the special exhibition WWII Veterans: Portrait Photographs by Jason Grow. Free and open to the public.
Thousands of men and women from Cape Ann served our nation during World War II. More than 5,600 of roughly 25,000 residents from Gloucester alone joined the conflict serving in every branch of the military. Of those, 119 never made it home. As we honor the sacrifices made by these men and women, we have to acknowledge that fewer and fewer of Our Greatest Generation remain. Their actions, their history, and their stories are an integral part of who we are as a nation.
My goal has been to photograph these remaining veterans from, or who now call home, Cape Ann, to honor and recognize their service to our country, and their place in our history. These are ordinary men and women who were called upon to do, at times, extraordinary things.
Jason Grow is a professional photographer with 25 years experience. Originally from the San Francisco Bay area, he began his photographic career as a photojournalist with the San Francisco Chronicle and San Jose Mercury News. As a photographer he documented the San Francisco earthquake in 1989; the Kurdish refugee crisis in Iraq and Turkey in 1991; the Zapatista uprising in Chiapas in 1994; the 1994 Super Bowl; conflict in Northern Ireland as well as celebrities ranging from Tom Waits; Jackie Chan; Pete Townsend; Chuck Norris; Gloria Steinem and others. As a freelance photographer he has worked for a broad range of national and international clients including Time; Sports Illustrated; Forbes; Barron s; Business Week, AARP The Magazine; Reader s Digest; as well as for myriad companies. Jason and his wife, Sarah Grow, have lived in East Gloucester since 2000. They have three children, Matilda, Jemima and Maisie, all students at Gloucester High School. Jason served on the Gloucester City Council for four years from 2006-2009, and remains active in the community.
Portraits by Jason Grow from a 2015 series of WWII Veterans. Left to right: Joseph Mesquita III, Arnold Knauth, Adele