Got Color Photos of Fire Island and The Great South Bay From 1960 – Present? Send Them In And Help Write History

Shoshanna McCullom, local author, is appealing to the public to share their pictures with her as she writes her latest book:


REQUEST FOR IMAGES:  Only 15 months after the release of Fire Island: Beach Resort and National Seashore I have been awarded a contract to compile a second book about Fire Island.  It will also be part of the Arcadia series, but in departure from my first title, this will be a contemporary history of Fire Island with color photographs encouraged, 1960’s on forward to present day.

I humbly invite residents from all the Fire Island communities as well as devoted visitors to the State, County and National Park sites to dig up their slides, Polaroid, and Instamatic camera prints as well as high quality digital photos taken in more recent times. Sometimes folks say to me “It just family photos, I don’t see how they could be of interest,” but nothing could be further from the case. Family photos on Fire Island document the evolution of life on Fire Island on so many levels.

This project requires a wide cast net.  Storm pictures are great but we want to see Fire Island on a good day too.  Surfers, surfcasters, sunbathers, cross-dressers, nudists, nature, and nightlife – Fire Island is so many things to so many people; so share your photos, memories and stories.

Thank you.

  • All photographs must be of a resolution quality of 300 dpi or higher.
  • Please call 631-583-9052 or e-mail at [email protected] for further information if interested.
  • All chosen contributors will receive published credit and a complementary copy of the book.

Here are, for example, some ‘vintage’ color shots of baymen, Courtesy STGSB

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  1. S Burghes says:

    I am headed to S. Shore this weekend – finally found a hotel… and will be going to see the new inlet. I was told to go to Smith Pt and walk West for 20 mins. I wild definitely try to get some photos and let you decide if they are of interest – I do a lot of photography, but only have my small camera w/ me. I hope the brown tide is abating… Susan C. Burghes Phd

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