Now on display at the Center for Maine Contemporary Art are works by 150 Maine photographers. The invitational show, Photographing Maine: Ten Years Later, runs through December 5, 2010, Tuesday through Saturday from 10 am -5 pm and Sundays from 1 to 5 pm.
In 2000, the CMCA presented Photographing Maine: 1840-2000. This was the most comprehensive exhibition of Maine photography ever displayed in one location. Presented in two segments, the 2000 exhibitions featured works from 1950-2000 and those from 1840-1950.
Photographing Maine: Ten Years Later picks up where the 2000 shows ended and features work made between 2000 and 2009. Numerous MMW + College instructors and faculty members, including Joyce Tenneson and Paul Caponigro, have images in the exhibit. Tenneson, named one of the ten most influential women photographers in the history of photography by American Photo Magazine, commented on the show, "I was so impressed with the exhibit and fabulous book that CMCA put together - it was a celebration of all the amazing photographic talent in Maine!"
On Sunday, November 14 at 2:00 pm at the CMCA gallery, Charles Altschul, President of MMW + College, will moderate a panel discussion in conjunction with the CMCA exhibition and the MMW Gallery exhibition, Going Forward, Looking Back. The panelists, including MMW’s Cig Harvey and Jon Laurence, will discuss what’s new, what’s different and where photography is headed in this ever-expanding digital age.
The Center for Maine Contemporary Art is located at 162 Russell Avenue, in Rockport, Maine. For a complete listing of photographers and details, visit the CMCA’s webpage at www.cmcanow.org.