About The Project

Desmond Richardson
Desmond Richardson

Desmond Richardson 

Of all the living creatures upon the land and sea, 

it is ships alone that cannot be taken in by barren 

pretenses, that will not put up with bad art from their masters.” Joseph Conrad 

THE HERO PROJECT: This project is no fashion shoot.Nor a model shoot. It is not a ship shoot. It is a poem, a ballad, a celebration of historic ships through the energy of dance and dancer's perceptions that may encourage the public to navigate through the fog of underappreciation for both historic ships and dancers. Both historic ships representing our neglected maritime heritage and dancers, are HEROES!  

Photography aboard SS United States, the four masted Barque Peking, Tanker Mary A. Whalen, Steamship Lilac, and USS Turner Joy (DD-951) has been completed.  

More to come.  






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