After 30 weeks of immersion into learning to see and craft images with a unique and personal voice, our Professional Certificate students are ready to show the result of all their hard work. Opening first in Rockport at the Maine Media Gallery on May 30, and later in Portland at PhoPa Gallery on June 12, the 2013 Graduation Exhibition will showcase the work of Collin Howell, Sujata Khanna, Adam Pitula, and Jourdan Selkowitz. "The talent and poise of this certificate group is significant," says Certificate Program Chair Brenton Hamilton. "In genres ranging from classic street photography, lyric documentary, personal autobiography, and cultural investigation, the group has created a superb and articulate body of work."
Maine Media's Professional Certificate program is a comprehensive immersion experience in which students spend a year honing their skills and tailoring their unique personal vision. Courses focus not only on technique and craft, but also on photographic seeing, history, and the business of art. Through regular critiques, students push themselves and each other towards complete and polished portfolios. This program prepares storytellers and photographic printmakers for a wide range of careers in photography as well as for a creative life of imagemaking that can grow and evolve over a lifetime.
We congratulate Collin, Sujata, Adam, and Jourdan on an amazing year of focus, tenacity, courage, and creativity. Your work inspired us, and we can't wait to see what you will do next.
Opening receptions for the exhibition will be held on Thursday May 30 from 6:30-8:00pm at the Maine Media Gallery at 18 Central St. Rockport, and on Wednesday June 12 from 5:00 to 8:00pm at PhoPa Gallery at 132 Washington Ave. Portland.