Join Connie Imboden and Sylvia Plachy at the Rockport Opera House Monday, August 13th, at 7:30pm.
Connie Imboden’s photographs are represented in the permanent collections of many museums in the US and Europe, including the Museum of Modern Art in New York; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; Bibliothèque Nationale in Paris, France and the Ludwig Museum in Cologne, Germany. Her work has been exhibited in an extensive range of group and solo shows at galleries and museums in England, France, Germany, Italy, Finland, Spain, Costa Rica, Panama, Puerto Rico, Venezuela, Argentina, Chile and the United States. Her fifth book published in 2009 from Insight Editions is called Reflections, 25 Years of Photographs by Connie Imboden. Her first book of images, Out of Darkness, won the Silver Medal in Switzerland’s “Schönste Bucher Aus Aller Welt (Most Beautiful Book in the World)” award in 1993. Imboden’s work has been featured in such periodicals as Focus, Aperture, American Photo, Camera and Darkroom, FotoPractica, Photographies, PHOTOgraphics, Photo Metro, Photonews, Photo Review, Black and White, Ag, View Camera, Inked, Vis A Vis, and Zoom Magazine. She teaches at the Maryland Institute College of Art. Website: http://connieimboden.com/
Sylvia Plachy was born in Budapest and lives in New York City. She has worked as an observer and photographer since receiving her BFA from Pratt Institute. Her weekly column in the Village Voice, Unguided Tour, 1990, which was a photo without a caption, evolved into her first book and won an ICP Infinity award. Her latest book, Self Portrait with Cows Going Home, a personal history of Eastern Europe with text and photographs, received a Golden Light Award in 2004. Sylvia’s recent books are: Red Light with writer James Ridgeway which explores the sex industry and Signs & Relics, originally a column in Metropolis magazine, Goings On About Town based on photographs featured in The New Yorker and Out of the Corner of My Eye, a catalog unveiled at Photo España in Madrid. She is exhibited around the world and has worked for magazines such as Grand Street, Granta, Art Forum, Fortune Magazine, Wired and The New Yorker among others. She is a Guggenheim Fellow, a CAP’s recipient, has won the Page One Award from Columbia School of Journalism for a photo essay on Three Mile Island and recently received a Lucie, awarded by the WIPI, legacy photography in the Look3 festival in Charlottesville Virginia in 2009. In February 2010 she was given the prestigious Dr. Erich Salomon award for lifetime achievement in photojournalism. This is Sylvia’s third workshop in Maine.
Maine Media Workshops invites the entire community to the Rockport Opera House, 6 Central Street, for our free Master Series event!