The Tripod Society is a growing group of friends who recognize the important role that Maine Media Workshops + College plays in the exploration of imagination and the nurturing of creative lives.

At Maine Media, the programs are transformative, the instructors are among the best in the world, and no other school offers the range of courses Maine Media does.

Tripod Society members are a vital part of Maine Media’s magic.

Tripod Society members are artists, art collectors or art appreciators. They may be alumni or parents of alumni. They may be faculty, film buffs, photo fans and book artists. What Tripod Society members share is a recognition of the importance of annual giving as critical to the stability and ongoing operations of Maine Media.

Tripod Society members make unrestricted contributions of $5,000 or more annually. Join now.

Being a member of Maine Media’s Tripod Society opens the door to a world of creative possibility and friendship. In appreciation for the support of its members and to introduce new friends to the Maine Media community, the Tripod Society hosts a variety of events throughout the year that are designed to stimulate curiosity and enhance opportunities for engagement.

Benefits of Tripod Society Membership:

  • Invitations to exclusive events including cocktail receptions and special lectures to enjoy great company and unforgettable experiences
  • Opportunities for participation in special excursions with Maine Media’s President and members of the faculty
  • Limited edition prints for Tripod Society members printed in Maine Media’s Book Arts studio
  • Name recognition in publications and online

The Tripod Society, Maine Media’s premier giving society, was created to give appropriate recognition to those special friends who contribute at the highest levels to the Annual Fund. The importance of annual giving is critical to the stability and ongoing operations of Maine Media. Such support advances Maine Media’s mission, ensures academic excellence, provides scholarship support where needed, and enhances the maintenance and stewardship of the campus.

To make a Tripod Society donation, return to the donation page or contact Beth Storey, Alumni Relations and Advancement Officer, at (207) 975-0500
[email protected].


Upcoming Tripod Society Events


Tripod Society Cocktail Reception

5:00 – 6:30 pm, June 23rd at Union Hall, Rockport
A Private Gathering for Tripod Society Members
Featuring Complimentary Cocktails, Wine, Beer & Heavy Hors d’oeuvres by nīna JUNE



Past Tripod Society Events

Talk by Photographer and Humanitarian, Dr. Jon Kolkin in Camden, Maine, October 20, 2021  5:30-7pm

Jon took us along on his 13-year odyssey immersed in Buddhist communities throughout Asia and high into the Himalayas as he sought to capture with his camera the essence of universally relevant principles central to living a less stressful, more balanced life.


The Perfect Pairing: A Conversation on Photography and Wine Making with Legendary Photographer Greg Gorman
April 15, 5-7pm, 2021 by Zoom Click here to learn more








“I have met fellow Tripod members who are the most passionate, committed, and supportive of MMW’s mission. Spending an afternoon lecture, a workshop, or island hopping by boat with fellow members have been the highlights of my summers. These experiences deepen my love and appreciation of Maine and our community, and inspire me to be a better photographer.”
— Ni Rong, Tripod member since 2010

“Maine Media has not only increased my knowledge of and passion for photography substantially, it has also exposed me to some of the finest photographers and instructors, allowed me to meet many new people and make a few good friends, and has touched me as a photographer and a human being. It’s incumbent upon me to give back to this community, which has made such valuable contributions to myself and other artists.” 
— Skip Klein, Tripod member since 2011

To learn more about the Tripod Society or giving to Maine Media, contact:

Beth Storey, Alumni Relations and Advancement Officer
(207) 975-0500
[email protected]