Tuesday, July 2nd, 2013 | 7:30 PM | Downstairs at the Rockport Opera House | Rockport, ME
Hamilton has lead classes at Maine Media Workshops for 19 years and his specialty areas include the history of photography, B&W darkroom craft and historic processes. Brenton’s lectures widely both in Maine and nationally about contemporary issues in photography, it’s history and other subject area interests within the medium and contemporary trends. He is also on the adjunct faculty at the International Center of Photography in New York City and teaches many historic process courses at The Center of Alternative Processes also in New York. Brenton is a contributing writer and president of Obscura founded in 2009. A non profit organization devoted to the progress of youth education in photography and books. His work is represented at TILT Gallery in Phoenix, Arizona and in Maine at Susan Maasch Fine Art Portland, Maine. Hamilton’s photographs are held in permanent collections at the Farnsworth Museum of Art, Portland Museum of Art and many significant private collections nationally. His first monograph was published by Obscura Press in 2010: The Blue Poet Dreams
Matt teaches digital imaging, traditional black and white photography, and digital art in the Art and New Media Departments at the University of Maine, and has been on the Maine Media summer faculty since 2006. A graduate of Boston University, Matt received his M.F.A. from Maine Media College, and began his professional career as a photojournalist working on newspaper staffs in New York, Michigan, and Massachusetts. Between 2002 and 2005, Matt lived in Seoul, Korea, photographing throughout the peninsula while teaching kindergarten and English. His photographs have been published and exhibited in the U.S., Europe, and Asia, where his work is currently represented by the Kim Young-Seob Gallery. In 2009 Matt co-founded a non-profit organization called Obscura, where he serves on the board of directors.