Food for Thought, Exploring Night Photography with Charity Grace Mofsen

Learn the ins and outs of the magic behind capturing amazing night photography scenes with island photographer Charity Grace Mofsen.  Explore new techniques of dark sky photography and enjoy some of Charity Grace’s favorite shots from around the island.


Charity Grace’s love of photography began thanks to a gift from her parents when they gave her a Canon Rebel, her very first camera. She became convinced that she was “about to take off” and naturally, life led her in many directions–and yet, photography continued to ground her and kept her attention.  Many years, iPhone cameras, and a B.A. in Sustainable Residential Design & Development from Maharishi International University later, Charity Grace found herself visiting Nantucket.  Captivated by the deep history and natural beauty of the island, it became apparent that Nantucket would become home.

During this summer of 2019, Charity Grace shot her favorite photo, “Be the Light, Sankaty no. 2” under a new moon. “Nantucket’s dark skies give the opportunity to capture the milky way which is such a gift,” she said. When not taking landscapes, chasing the Milky Way, and finding creative ways to slip human, furry, and product subjects into these settings, Charity Grace can be found playing music, frolicking the beaches and gardening in her yard. Describing her photography style as meditative, Charity Grace wishes to bring hope, joy and comfort to others through her images… as she finds those same emotions herself while taking the photos.

The Nantucket Historical Association preserves and interprets the history of Nantucket through its programs, collections, and properties, in order to promote the island’s significance and foster an appreciation of it among all audiences.

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