Monday, July 8th | 7:30 PM | Upstairs at the Rockport Opera House | Rockport, ME
Sam Abell is one of the most experienced and accomplished teachers and photographers in the field today. From 1970 to 2005, Sam worked for National Geographic as a contract and staff photographer and as a Photographer in Residence. In 1990, his work was the subject of a one-person exhibition at the International Center of Photography in New York. Accompanying the exhibit was a mid-career retrospective monograph titled, Stay This Moment. Since then he has published three collections of his work: Seeing Gardens, Sam Abell: The Photographic Life, and, most recently, The Life of a Photograph. In addition, Sam maintains a career as a writer, teacher, and lecturer on photography.
Arthur Meyerson is an award-winning photographer and a highly sought after workshop instructor. Arthur travels throughout the world photographing for advertising, corporate, and editorial clients. A three-time winner of Adweek’s“Southwest Photographer of the Year” award, he is onCommunication World’s list of top 10 corporate photographers, and was named one of the 30 best advertising photographers by American Photo. Arthur is also a member of Nikon’s exclusive “Legends Behind the Lens.”
Ten years ago, with a custom built portable darkroom, Jill began making wet plate collodion portraits of immigrants who came to New York City from around the world. As a protest against the profiling and prejudice, Jill tributes the “New Americans” who enrich the hosting culture with their own foreign experience. The resulting body of work is to be a section in her new book, “Jill Enfield’s Guide to Photographic Alternative Procesess: Popular Historical and Contemporary Techniques” published by Focal Press and has a Summer 2013 store date. This will coincide with a 3 month exhibition on Ellis Island as part of the opening of a new wing of their museum.
There will be a book signing with Sam Abell and Arthur Meyerson following the lectures at the Maine Media Gallery. Don't miss it!