Join David H. Wells and Douglas Beasley at the Rockport Opera House Tuesday, July 31st, at 7:30pm.
David H. Wells is a free-lance documentary photographer affiliated with Aurora Photos. He specializes in intercultural communications and the use of light and shadow in enhance visual narratives. Portfolios of his work have appeared in American Photography Four, Camera and Darkroom, Communication Arts Photography Annual, Graphics: The Human Condition, Photo District News, Photo Magazine, Photographers International and Zoom.
Wells received the Nikon/National Press Photographers Association Documentary Sabbatical Grant in 1988, a 1989 fellowship from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, and a fellowship from the MacArthur Foundation's Program of Research and Writing on International Peace and Cooperation. In 1999, he spent five months in India on a Fulbright Fellowship at the University of Mysore, where he started his project on globalization's impact in South Asia.
David has recently launched an online educational tool with video podcasts and other useful information for photographers. It is called "The Wells Point". Website: www.davidhwells.com
Douglas Beasley’s personal vision explores the spiritual aspects of people and place and is concerned with how the sacred is recognized and expressed in everyday life. He hopes that his photographs act as prayer-like offerings meant as a departure point for the viewer’s own visual or spiritual journey. Much of his personal projects, including “Sacred Sites of the Lakota,” “Disappearing Green Space,” “Silent Witness: Genocide and the Landscape,” “Sacred Places” and “Earth Meets Spirit” are supported by grants and commissions and have been widely exhibited and collected. His work has been published internationally and featured in numerous magazines such as Zoom, The Sun, B&W, Shots, PDN and PhotoVision.
As founder and director of Vision Quest Photo Workshops, Beasley provides workshops that emphasize personal expression and creative vision over the mechanics of camera use. His workshops are held in places such as Santa Fe, Hawaii, Guatemala, Peru, Japan, China, Africa and Italy, as well as at his Trade River Retreat Center cabin in Northwest Wisconsin.
His first book: “Japan; A Nisei’s First Encounter,” offers insight into his journey to his mother’s homeland. His second book "Earth Meets Spirit" is being published by Five Continents Editions in Milan, Italy and will be out Fall 2012. Doug also photographs various fine-art based commercial and editorial assignments locally and throughout the world.
Douglas continues to explore the notion of what is sacred in his photography and in his life. He lives in a passive solar home surrounded by trees in Saint Paul MN. When not out traveling the world he can be found tending his Japanese gardens or enjoying a strong cup of coffee while listening to loud music. Website: www.douglasbeasley.com
Maine Media Workshops invites the entire community to the Rockport Opera House, 6 Central Street, for this free amazing presentaion!