Peter Simon was long a ubiquitous presence on the Island, at events large and small. He died in 2018, but his images live on, especially how he chronicled life on the Vineyard.

This Saturday, May 11, the Martha’s Vineyard Museum pays homage to the local photographer with an exhibit entitled Vineyard Scene: Portraits by Peter Simon. The show features images from the 1990s that Mr. Simon shot around the Island.

Mr. Simon got his start and made his name shooting the music scene, from Led Zeppelin to Bruce Springsteen, the Grateful Dead, Bonnie Raitt, Joni Mitchell, Bob Marley, the Beatles, Jim Morrison, the list is long and illustrious. His Vineyard portraits — of people, places and sunsets — tell the story of the Island in repose during the past many decades.

When Mr. Simon died, he was remembered fondly in an obituary in the Gazette: “He was the embodiment of the 1960s, as passionate about social justice as he was about nudity, which he practiced with abandon on the beaches of Martha’s Vineyard, the place he first visited as a baby and called home for most of his life. And while the subject matter of his lens ranged far and wide, it was the Vineyard that most often took center stage for his photography and personal life.”

The museum exhibit includes nearly 300 candid portraits, many identified but others not. Part of the fun of the exhibit will be adding information in real time.