Festival Year: 2023, 2020, 2019, 2016

David Harp

Roles: Director

Dave Harp has published five books of photography on the Bay with essays by Tom Horton. His stunning photography has graced the pages of the New York Times Magazine, Smithsonian, Audubon, Sierra, Natural History, Islands, Travel Holiday, and Coastal Living Magazine. He was the staff photographer for the Hagerstown Morning Herald and the photographer for The Baltimore Sun Magazine during the 1980’s. He is currently the photographer for the Bay Journal. He was awarded the Andrew White Medal by Loyola College of Maryland in 2004 and is past president of the American Society of Media Photographers. In 2020, the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum honored Dave with a year-long retrospective of his photography. He has partnered with Horton and filmmaker Sandy Cannon-Brown on numerous films addressing issues affecting the Chesapeake Bay watershed.


Festival Year: 2023, 2020, 2019, 2016


Search for the Cooper

(US, 2022, 30min)
Director: David Harp

Water’s Way: Thinking Like a Watershed

(US, 2021, 45min)

Nassawango Legacy

(US, 2019, 15min)

A Voice for the Rivers

(US, 2019, 30min)

An Island Out of Time

(US, 2018, 25min)

High Tide in Dorchester

(US, 2017, 57min)

Beautiful Swimmers Revisited

(US, 2016, 57min)