Friday, November 15th | Artist Talk | 4:00 - 5:00 pm | Closing Reception | 5:00 - 8:00 pm
Maine Media Gallery | 18 Central Street | Rockport
Please join us for an artist talk presented by Steven Laxton, followed by a closing reception of his exhibition Circo El Salvador, on display in the Maine Media Gallery from October 3rd - November 16th. See our Gallery page for more information regarding the exhibition.
Steven Laxton is the 2012 Arnold Newman Prize recipient for his Circo El Salvador series. Born in rural Australia and currently based in Brooklyn, NY, Steven has worked with photographers such as Mary Ellen Mark, Platon, and Steven Meisel. In 2008, Steven was named one of the 15 Rising Stars of Internationl Photography by American Photo Magazine. In 2009, Communication Arts recognized him as a "Fresh" artist, and his series on Holocaust survivors is featured in the book and project, "Afterwards: Contemporary Photography Confronting the Past", curated by Nathalie Herschdorfer of the Musee de l'Elysee. In 2012 he was awarded in the POYi (Picture of the Year International) Feature Story category for his project Circo El Salvador, featuring images of nomadic circus families in El Salvador. This series is also included in the prestigious PDN Photo Annual for 2012. It will be included in the AI-AP 29. In 2013 a film he directed in Australia has won serval Art Directors' awards including best direction and casting. The same film also won a Deadly award at a gala at the Sydny Opera House.