An Underwater Art Gallery – Seriously Cool!

Mohawk Project, Fort Myers Beach, underwater gallery, divers

The Sinking World: Mohawk Project

The USS Mohawk CGC, a 165-foot World War II warship that is now a living reef thriving with exotic marine life – was transformed into an underwater art gallery on June 1, 2013. Near Fort Myers Beach, approximately 28 nautical miles off the coast, celebrated photographer Andreas Franke of Austria and his team have installed 12 images, creating a gallery within the ship’s inner spaces which will remain on display through Sept. 14, 2013. For this project, Franke exhaustively researched the history of the Mohawk, which launched 14 attacks against German U-boats and rescued 300 torpedoed ship survivors. Based on his research, he has envisioned the life of sailors past aboard the Mohawk – their daily lives and dreams of home – and superimposed images of models in period clothing onto original photography.

Where: Gulf of Mexico, off the coast of Fort Myers Beach, FL

Event Date: Now through September 15, 2013

Event Price: $0

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