Photography in Maine January 2019

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I’m starting a new series of monthly posts that cover photography exhibits in the state of Maine. Let me know if you find it useful — I hope so, as I haven’t found a site yet that does this. For Boston and some of greater New England, I recommend the What Will You Remember blog for exhibit lists and reviews. If you have an exhibit you’d like me to publicize, please let me know as well. For January, this is what I’ve found so far…

Portland Museum of Art, Portland. The big photography show is Richard Avedon: Portraits, 1952-1970, which is a must-see (that I haven’t yet seen!). You and I both have until June 16th to see it. The Relational Undercurrents: Contemporary Art of the Caribbean Archipelago exhibit also includes photography and extends until May 5th.

Bates College Museum of Art, Lewiston. Peter Turnley: Refugees through March 23rd, 2019, photojournalism of refugees throughout world. Anthropocenic: Art About the Natural World in the Human Era, also through March 23rd, includes a variety of artwork (including work by a number of photographyers) focused on nature and the effect of mankind upon it in the 21st Century.

162 Russell, Rockport. I definitely recommend checking out the extended pop-up exhibition at 162 Russell Ave in Rockport (the old CMCA building. The exhibit takes advantage of the beautiful space with collected works from Paul Caponigro, Ni Rong, and Dirk McDonnell. The show extends until February 2nd and is open Fridays and Saturdays 1-5 pm. You can hear an interview with them about the show here.

Center for Maine Contemporary Art, Rockland. The 2018 Biennial is up through March 3rd, and includes work from photographers such as Sal Taylor Kidd and Rachel Sieben (among much other work!).

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