August is here but that doesn't mean things are slowing down at the Maine Media Workshops. We hope you'll join us for these upcoming events!
August 15 Masters of 20th Century Photography Presentation Topic: Ernst Haas
Susan Danly, Curator of Graphics, Photography, and Contemporary Art at the Portland Museum of Art, Craig Stevens, and Todd Weinstein discuss the legendary Ernst Haas, photography master and long-time instructor at the school, and his influence on the art form. Born in Austria in 1921, Haas was both a photographer and a photojournalist influential for his innovations in color photography. The Portland Museum of Art houses Ernst Haas Memorial Collection of works by photographers including George Tice, Maggie Steber, and Elizabeth Opalenik. This event takes place Monday, August 15, at 4 pm in the Union Hall Theatre, 2 Central Street in Rockport, Maine.
August 22 Masters of 20th Century Photography Presentation Topic: W. Eugene Smith
In 1989, Jim Hughes put together a multi-projector presentation on the life and career of W. Eugene Smith entitled Shadow and Substance. With the help of local multimedia guru, Geoff Parker, this presentation has now been recreated in a digital format to be used by future generations of Workshops students. Join Jim Hughes for the premier screening of this newly refurbished presentation. The showing is followed by a discussion with Tim Whelan, proprietor of Tim Whelan Photographic Books at the Maine Media Gallery. This event takes place Monday, August 22, at 4 pm in the Union Hall Theater, 2 Central Street in Rockport, Maine.
August 29 Vanished Kingdoms: A Woman's Extraordinary Journey
In the 1970s, Cabot discovered in Harvard’s Peabody Museum of Archaeology the journals, diaries and rare photographs that documented the adventures of her mother, Janet Elliott Wulsin, in the 1920s to remote corners of Western China, Inner Mongolia and northwestern Tibet. Cabot spent four years conducting research at Harvard to unravel her mother's fascinating story. Wulsin’s adventures are captured in a magnificent illustrated book, which contains over 140 extraordinary photographs documenting the lost world of Imperial China. In this presentation, Cabot discusses her mother’s journey as well as the process, for the first time, of digitizing rare colored lantern slides and then transposing them into exhibition prints which were exhibited in seven museums in the United States and Great Britain. This event takes place Monday, August 29, at 4 pm in the Union Hall Theater, 2 Central Street in Rockport, Maine.
September 1 Creativity & the Law Presentation
With a background in journalism and as a leading practitioner of entertainment law, William Hochberg has written for Wired magazine and spoken at conferences and colleges nationwide. In this wide-ranging and interactive discussion, Bill outlines some of the relevant legal issues facing the creative artist today. Come and bring your questions! This event takes place Thursday, September 1, at 8 pm in the Union Hall Theater, 2 Central Street, Rockport, Maine.
And continuing this month through 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! First up are Dan Burkholder’s iPhone images, which will be on display through August 25.
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