A Keen Eye and Soft Focus: Pictorialism Revisited

  • Date: May 31, 2017 - June 24, 2017 (Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)
  • Location: Maine Media Gallery, Rockport

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A Keen Eye and Soft Focus, guest curated by Susan Danly, presents the work of Francis Orville Libby (1883-1961), one of Maine’s first art photographers, a leading pictorialist, and an early president of the Portland Camera Club alongside the work of contemporary photographers who share some of his early aesthetic concerns. For over a century -- from the turn of the 20th century to the 21st century of today -- art photography has included a range of approaches.  From detailed, sharp focus images in black and white to softly focused pictures in muted color, modern photographers have produced a wealth of images that convey mood, artful expression, and impressionistic views of our surroundings – both rural and industrial. The exhibition will highlight work by contemporary, Maine-based photographers Judy Glickman Lauder, Koichiro Kurita, Amy Parrish, Shoshannah White, and David Wolfe, following in Libby’s footsteps.


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Maine Media Gallery

18 Central Street
Rockport  ME  04856 


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