By Carol McCracken (Post # 1,438)
The public is invited to attend an opening reception of the Maine Media Gallery on June 12th from 5 – 8 pm at 132 Washington Avenue on the East End of Portland. The Gallery is presenting the graduation works of its Professional Certificate students.The four are Colin Howell, Sujata Khana, Adam Pitula and Jourdan Selkowitz. “The talent and poise of this certificae group is significant,” says Certificate Program Chair Brenton Hamilton. “In genres ranging from classic street photography, lyric documentary, personal autobiography, and cultural investigation, the group has created a superb and articulate body of work.”
The Professtional Certificate program is a comprehensive immersion experience in which students spend a year honing their skills and tailoring their unique personal vision. Courses focus not only on technique and craft, but also on photographic seeing, history and the business of art. Through regular critiques, students push themselves and each other towards complete and polished portfolios. This program prepared storytellers and photographic printmakers for a wide range of careers in photography as well as for a creative life of image making that can grow and evolve over a lifetime, according to a press release issued by Traci Marie Wagner, Gallery Manager, for the PhoPa Gallery.
The forty year old prestigious Rockland based school formerly was known as Maine Photographic Workshops. This new Gallery is its first presence in Portland.
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