Maine Media hosts two events August 1: the first reflects on the early days of digital imagemaking, the second demonstrates the exciting new directions technology is taking us today.
Twenty years ago Kodak’s Center for Creative Imaging (CCI) opened its doors in Camden, Maine, bringing hundreds of cutting-edge digital photographers, illustrators, graphic designers and other artists to teach thousands of working professionals from around the world.
The seeds planted in the 1990’s still flourish today. Camelot in Camden, a panel discussion at 4:00pm in Union Hall Theatre, reunites artists who worked and taught at CCI during its heyday to discuss its influence on their careers and the larger creative world, including renowned portraitist Greg Heisler, Maine Media President, Charles Altschul and MMW instructor Peter Koons.
Later that evening, the opening reception for the exhibition We are the Camera takes place from 6:30 – 8pm at Maine Media Gallery. Two decades after Kodak founded CCI to try and understand the implications of a fundamental change in photography, this exhibition continues the exploration by examining some of the current issues in digital photography from frameless photographs to the ubiquity of the photographic image.
Dan Burkholder’s iPhone images are on display July 29 – August 25, and the exhibition continues August 26 – September 30 with works from master printer Stephen Johnson, 360° photography wizard Jook Leung and Gixapixel guru Greg Downing.