FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Date: July 3, 2012
Contact: Chris Urquhart
Maine Media Workshops + College
Phone: 207-236-8581 x335
ROCKPORT, Maine: Join Douglas Kirkland at 7:30 pm in the Rockport Opera House Tuesday, July 10th for this free and open to the public event!
Douglas Kirkland started his career at Look and Life Magazines in the 60’s and 70’s “golden age” of photojournalism. He has worked on the set of over 100 motion pictures: Butch Cassidy and The Sundance Kid, 2001 A Space Odyssey, Out of Africa, Titanic, Moulin Rouge and Australia. His iconic images of Marilyn Monroe, Elizabeth Taylor, Jack Nicholson, Angelina Jolie and Antonio Banderas, among others are known all over the world. Some of his books include Light Years, Legends, Body Stories, An Evening With Marilyn, the best selling James Cameron’s Titanic, Freeze Frame: a decade by decade look behind the scenes from 50 years photographing the entertainment industry and Coco Chanel, Three Weeks. He has received numerous awards among which a Lifetime Achievement Award from the American S.O.C, a Lucie for Outstanding Achievement in Entertainment Photography in 2003, The Golden Eye of Russia in April 2006 and a Life Time Achievement Award from CAPIC in his native Toronto Canada in May 2006. In October 2007, Douglas received an Honorary Master of Fine Arts Degree from Brooks Institute for his deep commitment and dedication to his profession. Among his current book projects are a Black & White volume When We Were Young and a monograph on his career Douglas Kirkland – A Life in Pictures. “Michael Jackson - the Making of Thriller was published in October 2010.
His work has been exhibited worldwide and his exhibition Freeze Frame at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is now in their permanent collection. In September of 2008, Vanity Fair Italy organized a retrospective at the prestigious Museum of the Triennale in Milan and a major retrospective of his work opened on September 10 at the Museum of Modern Art Gallery in Brisbane, Australia.
When he is not traveling the globe on assignment with his wife and business partner Francoise, his home and studio is in the Hollywood Hills.
Maine Media Workshops invites the entire community to the Rockport Opera House, 6 Central Street, for our free Master Series event. For more information, contact Maine Media Workshops by email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 207-236-8581.
Bangor Savings Bank is sponsoring this event.
Photo Caption and Credit: Audrey Hepburn © Douglas Kirkland