Summer is in full swing here at the Maine Media Workshops! Please take a moment to check out all of the events taking place at MMW throughout the month of June:
The Yarka Vendrinska: Heart of Concern exhibition at Maine Media Gallery through June 29 is a tribute to the memory of Yarka Vendrinska, a blossoming photojournalist, who passed away at the early age of 32. In 2003 her parents started The Yarka Vendrinska Photojournalism Scholarship, which helps photojournalists get the chance to take a class at Maine Media Workshops, a place that Yarka loved. This exhibition showcases work by Yarka and past scholarship winners. An opening reception takes place Tuesday, June 7 from 6.30 – 8pm.
Our annual Open House takes place June 12. The public is invited for free family portraits taken and printed using our state-of-the-art Canon cameras and printers. Snacks and beverages are served while Workshops faculty and staff give tours of the campus and are available to answer questions about MMW programs and events. The Open House takes place on the MMW Main Campus, 70 Camden Street in Rockport, from 11am – 2pm Sunday, June 12.
Also this month, we will be starting a lecture series titled "Masters of 20th Century Photography". As an introduction to this lecture series, Jim Hughes and Tim Whelan engage in a lively and wide-ranging conversation about some of the great photographers of the 20th century. Jim is a longtime editor of photo magazines and author of books on photographers. Tim has run a renowned photography bookstore in Rockport for nearly 20 years. This event takes place Monday, June 13, at 4pm in the Union Hall Theatre, 2 Central Street in Rockport.
The second installment of the "Masters of 20th Century Photography" lecture series features Paul Caponigro. Paul Caponigro has had a love of Maine and an affiliation with Maine Media Workshops since it started 38 years ago. This year Paul is being feted by the Farnsworth Art Museum in Rockland with the exhibition Paul Caponigro: The Hidden Presence of Places. At our event, Michael Komanecky, Chief Curator at the Farnsworth, will show highlights of the exhibition and join Tim Whelan in a discussion about this master's life and work. This event takes place Monday, June 20, at 4pm in the Union Hall Theatre, 2 Central Street in Rockport.
Maine Media Workshops is searching for local talent, in the form of actors and models available for this summer and fall. This is a great opportunity for actors and models ages 18 and up to gain practical experience working with filmmakers and photographers from around the world. For more information, please contact Kathleen Brown, Locations and Talent Coordinator: (207) 236-8581 x 371 or email@example.com.