Louisa Gould will discuss her life in photography on Tuesday, May 12, at 7 p.m. at the Vineyard Haven Public Library.

Ms. Gould’s passion for art and photography began at an early age. Throughout her childhood, she was enrolled in summer art programs on Martha’s Vineyard where she developed her appreciation for art, photography and sailing.

She left her career on Wall Street to pursue her childhood dream to compete in the world’s most prestigious sailing event, the America’s Cup, in 2000 in New Zealand. After the elimination of her boat, Ms. Gould picked up her camera and began capturing the event. Her knowledge of sailing combined with her photography skills enabled her to anticipate and capture key moments of the event.

Once again joined with the camera, she rekindled her love of photography and decided to make a career as a sport and travel photographer. At major sporting events she can be found in either in a helicopter, chase boat or on the sidelines. She also has covered such events as the Olympics 2002, America’s Cup 2003, and the Around Alone Race 2003.

Ms. Gould is currently working on a classic yacht photography book of Vineyard yachts and a sailing documentary of the Volvo Ocean Race 2001-2002.