Teju Cole, novelist, photographer, and critic, will join us at Maine Media August 12–16, 2021 for a series of special events including a public lecture, award reception, and a master class. Learn more here
Teju Cole is a novelist, photographer, critic, curator, and the author of seven books. Formerly the photography critic of the New York Times Magazine from 2015 until 2019, he is currently the Gore Vidal Professor of the Practice of Creative Writing at Harvard. In his practice as a photographer, Cole maintains an extensive exhibition history both nationally and internationally.
Friday, August 13, 2021 3-4 PM
Words for Pictures: Recent Projects
A Lecture by Teju Cole
This in-person LIVE lecture will be held on-campus at Maine Media Workshops + College in Rockport (Focus Building, Classrooms B & C). Please RSVP for the live lecture to Beth Storey at [email protected] or 207-975-0500.
The lecture will also be simulcast. To participate in the lecture via Zoom/Live Stream, register at this link: https://bit.ly/2WV0q21
During this lecture Teju Cole will present the photo-text works he has been involved in the past five years and will give a brief account of the decisions behind each of these projects. Cole will also talk about how he tries to balance his vocation as a photography critic with his work as both a writer and a photographer.
Saturday, August 14, 2021, 4–6PM
Joyce Tenneson Visionary Award Reception
Honoring Teju Cole
In celebration of his exceptional contributions to visual and literary media, Maine Media is proud to present Teju Cole with the Joyce Tenneson Visionary Award. Hors d’oeuvres wine, beer, cocktails by Nina June. Held under the Thorne Pavilion, Maine Media Workshops + College.
Monday, August 16, 2021, 10-11:15am
A Master Class with Teju Cole
Teju Cole will conduct a critique of four artists in front of a small live audience. More details announced soon!
Thank you so much to our Host Committee
for helping to bring Teju Cole to Maine Media!
Richard and Ann Costello
Liz and Lance Ahearn
Charles Altschul and Alla Broeksmit
John and Gail Bertuzzi
John Paul and Arduina Caponigro
Keith and Mary Collins
James Dillon Studios
Michael and Rosemary Jeans
Steven Koltai and Ivan Zizek
Christine Kondoleon and Frederic Wittmann
Skip Klein and Judy Sandler
Sal Taylor Kydd and Steven Kydd
Rachel Mary McCleary
Susan Michlovitz and Paul Velleman
Judith and Doug O’Dell
Cynthia and John Reed
Liv Rockefeller and Kenneth Shure
Nils and Karen Tcheyan
Brinkley S. Thorne and Mazie Cox
Rufus and Susan Williams