Maine Media hosts stimulating conversations on a wide diversity of topics in photo, film, book arts, and writing.

The Alumni Lecture Series is free and open to the public thanks to the generosity of individuals and sponsors.

2022 Fall Schedule
Upcoming Lectures

Lisa Elmaleh: 2022 Arnold Newman Prize Winner

Wednesday, Dec 7, 2022 @ 1-2pm ET (Online)

Join as Lisa Elmaleh talks about her journey with a big camera, a truck, and a pair of worn out shoes: following this road where it leads. View Lisa’s winning work here.

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Ruddy Roye

Monday, Dec 12, 2022 @ 1-2 PM ET (Online)

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Past Fall 2022 Lectures

From Barbecue to Bebop: The Visual Language of Frank Stewart

Monday, Nov 14, 2022 @ 1-2 PM ET (Online)

Frank Stewart’s deep investigation of his African American roots through music, coupled with his intimate back- and on-stage access, offer a rich view of the jazz world via a post-modern vision that is firmly rooted in diverse artistic traditions.

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Jules Allen Photographing

Monday, Nov 7, 2022 @ 1-2 PM ET (Online)

Allen discusses his images with Danny Dawson which place subjects drawn from the richness of black life, within the universal paradigms.

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A Passion for Possibilities: Deploying a Choreographic Approach to Art – With Jari Poulin

Wednesday, Nov 2, 2022 @ 1-2 PM ET (Online)

Join Jari as she discusses a passion for possibilities, pushing settled visual boundaries to reveal or conceal information in her images.

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The Music in the Image – With Gerald Cyrus

Wednesday, October 26, 2022 @ 1-2 PM ET (Online)

Cyrus speaks on the influence of music in his work: images of musicians, musical environments & daily life in Harlem, N.O., Brazil & Cuba.

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A child of the 1960s Comes of Age – With Jamel Shabazz

Monday, October 17, 2022 @ 1-2 PM ET (Online)

Jamel discusses how images of 60’s & 70’s photo publications proivided him with answers that led him to be a photographer with purpose.

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Maureen Cummins

Wednesday, October 12, 2022 @ 1-2 PM ET (Online)

Maureen Cummins has produced over 25 limited-edition artist’s books and will share highlights from the past three decades of her practice, with an emphasis on how she creates binding structures that reinforce the social activist content of her work.

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YoPho to Pro – With Allison V. Smith

Thu, October 6, 2022 @ 1-2 PM ET (Online)

How a 2-week workshop as a YoPho (Young Photographer) spurred a lifelong dedication to photography.

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Artist’s Books: Small Editions and Big Ideas – With Rebecca Goodale

Tuesday, October 4, 2022 @ 1-2 PM ET (Online)

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Creating a Stock Library as a Viable Part of your Business Model – With Mauricio Handler

Tue, September 20, 2022 @ 1–2 PM ET (Online)

Join Natural History & Underwater Cinematographer Mauricio Handler as he takes us through his creative and business stock library journey.

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Sal Taylor Kydd & Dawn Surratt

Thu, Sep 8, 2022 @ 1–2 PM ET (Online)

Sal & Dawn discuss creative process, the beginning and progression of their collaborative project Touchstones, and their book A Passing Song.

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Retrospective: Spirit of a People – With Collette V. Fournier

Wed, September 14, 2022 @ 1–2:30 PM ET (Online)

Collette V. Fournier’s “Retrospective: Spirit of a People” is a historic embodiment of four decades of her photography archives.

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Past Lectures

Alumni of Maine Media enjoy exclusive access to a library of recordings from previous Lectures.

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Alumni Lecture Series Sponsors
Mark D. O’Donal, vice president of Camden National Bank, presented a check for $5,000 in support of the Alumni Lecture Series to Michael Mansfield.

The Alumni Lecture Series is free and open to the public thanks to the generosity of individuals and sponsors including Camden National BankEaton Peabody Attorneys at LawAllen Insurance and FinancialWallace EventsPage GalleryTwo Ponds PressB&H Photo, Video and AudioCedar Crest Inn, and WERU Community Radio.

Interested in sponsoring our lecture series? Email [email protected] for more information.