Summertime is in full swing here at the Maine Media Workshops. We hope you'll join us for these July Events!
July 1-27: American Society of Cinematographers Photography Exhibition
Membership in the ASC is one of the highest honors that can be bestowed upon a professional cinematographer. As an exhibition of still images by cinematographers - most of whom have taught at the Workshops - this exhibition perfectly demonstrates the creative synchronicity that happens every day at the school. The exhibition runs July 1 - July 27 at Maine Media Gallery. An opening reception is set for Tuesday July 5 from 6:30 - 8pm.
July 18 Masters of 20th Century Photography Presentation Topic: Arnold Newman
Back by popular demand this year is a screening of the film What is a Portrait? showing Arnold Newman at work photographing his protege, Gregory Heisler. Following the screening, panelists Michael Komanecky, Chief Curator at the Farnsworth Art Museum and Emily Schiffer, 2010 winner of the Arnold Newman Prize for New Directions in Photographic Portraiture, discuss the life and work of this master photographer and friend of the Workshops. British documentary photographer Jason Larkin, winner of the 2011 Newman Prize, will have a show of his work at the Farnsworth At Museum beginning July 2. This Maine Media event takes place Monday, July 18 at 4 pm in Union Hall Theater, 2 Central Street, Rockport Village.
July 29 – September 30: We are the Camera Exhibition
In 1991, when digital photography was in its infancy, Eastman Kodak opened the Center for Creative Imaging in Camden, Maine to try and understand the implications of this fundamental change. Now 20 years later, this exhibition continues this exploration by examining some of the current issues in digital photography, from frameless photographs to the ubiquity of the photographic image. The show at Maine Media Gallery will be rotating, so check back often and see how the show changes over time! The exhibition runs July 29- September 30, with an opening reception set for Monday, August 1 from 6:30 - 8pm.
Camelot in Camden: The Kodak Center for Creative Imaging - Panel Discussion August 1
Twenty years ago, a remarkable institution flowered on a hill in Camden, Maine. The Kodak Center for Creative Imaging brought 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 are still flourishing today. Join our four panelists -- all of whom worked and taught at the Center during its heyday -- to discuss its influence on their careers and the larger creative worlds: renowned portraitist, Greg Heisler; Photoshop diva, Katrina Eismann; and Workshops President, Charles Altschul. This event takes place Monday, August 1, at 4 pm in Union Hall Theatre, 2 Central Street in Rockport Village.
Special Event in Belfast: Waterfall Arts Hosts Alt Pro Exhibition July 27
WaterfallArts in Belfast, Maine hosts an event July 27 to celebrate their collaboration with Beyond Spheres, a project by master photographer Koichiro Kurita. Kurita, who is known for his elegant large format Platinum/Palladium prints, follows the footsteps of Thoreau, as if he were a contemporary, using only those photographic processes that would have been used in Thoreau’s day. WaterfallArts and Edward Earle, of ICP, host a fund raising party on July 27, which includes a preview exhibition and sale of works done to date. To learn more about this party and other events with Kurita at WFA: email firstname.lastname@example.org and/or visit www.beyondspheres.org.