Photo Portfolio: Marcia Joy Duggan

Cape Cod Life  /  September/October 2022 / ,

Writer: Christina Galt / Photographer: Marcia Joy Duggan 

The HeArt & Soul of Cape Cod After moving to Orleans 35 years ago, fine art photographer Marcia Joy Duggan found inspiration in the beautiful natural light of the Cape and Islands. “As a photographer, my goal is to capture the organic moment, the serenity and scenery with my camera so that I can share my gift of photography with others,” expresses Marcia.  “While I was in the artist cottages in Orleans this past summer one customer asked me how long it took me to ‘set up’ the photo of the clam trees being planted at Rock Harbor. She then answered her own question and said, ‘About an hour?’ I replied, ‘One does not generally have the opportunity to pose the captains planting the clam trees.’ After 15 years of showing up and a little luck on my side, I finally got the ‘perfect’ photo that tells the story of Cape Cod’s iconic Rock Harbor clam trees.” Her journey as a photographer began while attending the University of Vermont when her father gifted her his old Argus C3, a manual 35 mm camera. “After shooting the first roll I absolutely fell in love with photography and as they say, the rest was history,” she remarks. After college, Marcia furthered her education through Professional Photographers of America (PPA) and was awarded a Master of Photography Degree in 2003 and a Photographic Craftsman Degree in 1998.  Prior to moving to the Cape, she got her start as a ski photographer in Park City, UT. “I eventually found myself freelancing for the US Ski Team,” explains Marcia. After spending some time in the Beehive State, Marcia began to feel an overwhelming sense of nostalgia for her New England roots and after moving back to Vermont for a few years, she inevitably found herself on Cape…

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Christina Galt

Christina Galt is the Digital Editor at Cape Cod Life Publications. Born and raised on the Cape, Christina has always had a love for the ocean and everything "Cape Cod." She found herself the perfect home away from home at the University of Rhode Island and double majored in Sociology and Gender & Women’s Studies. After graduating, Christina came back to the Cape and started her journey at Cape Cod Life. She spends most of her free time with her family, especially her chocolate lab Sadie, and enjoys spending summers on her family’s boat.