Join Alison Shaw and John Isaac at the Rockport Opera House Monday, July 23rd, at 7:30pm.
Alison Shaw is a fine art and editorial photographer who lives and works on Martha’s Vineyard. For over 35 years, the island has provided the primary inspiration and subject matter for her fine art and editorial photography. Alison has eleven books to her credit, the most recent of which include Photographing Martha’s Vineyard (Countryman Press 2011), Schooner with Tom Dunlop (Vineyard Stories 2010), and Soups and Sides with Catherine Walthers (Lake Isle Press 2010). Alison is a regular contributor to Yankee Magazine, Cape Cod Life, Martha’s Vineyard Magazine and Vineyard Style. She teaches photography workshops on the island, as well as in Nova Scotia, Mexico, Maine, and New Zealand. The Alison Shaw Gallery, which Alison owns and runs with her partner Sue Dawson, is located in an old single-engine firehouse at 88 Dukes County Avenue in the heart of the Arts District in Oak Bluffs. website: www.alisonshaw.com
A U.N. photographer for two decades, John Isaac has traveled to more than 100 countries and photographed some of history’s most remarkable moments, people and places.
Throughout his career, John has received numerous national and international awards, including Best Outdoor Photograph of the Year from Graphis magazine in 1991, the 1993 Professional Photographer of the Year by the Photographic Manufacturers and Distributors Association and the Lifetime Achievement Award in 2000 from the International Photographic Council. In 1991 the legendary Audrey Hepburn chose for American Photo magazine one of John's photographs of herself with an Ethiopian child as one of her all time favorites. John has authored many books, including a series of four books called "Children in Crisis." Through this series, John gives a first-hand account of the daily lives of children and their families in troubled regions around the world. He co-authored "Endangered Peoples" for the Sierra Club and "Coorg, Land of the Kodavas" with his wife Jeannette.
John, an Olympus Visionary, first used Olympus digital cameras in 2000 when he traveled back to his native India to photograph tigers. Since then he has photographed digitally in such places as Iceland for Adobe, Maine and the American Southwest and has participated in the Day in the Life of Africa project; seven of his images were included in the book, which was published in the U.S. in October 2002.
Maine Media Workshops invites the entire community to the Rockport Opera House, 6 Central Street, for our free Master Series event!