Camden National Bank Partners With Maine Media To Offer Online Public Art Lecture Series – MAINE ART SCENE MAGAZINE


(Rockport, ME) Thanks to the generous support of Camden National Bank, Maine + College Media Workshops features the Weekly Alumni Lecture Series from January 6 to May 2022. The series will feature thought-provoking conversations on topics related to photography, filmmaking, book art, design and writing.

Speakers in the Alumni Lecture Series are selected from faculty at Maine Media, as well as from experts in the fields of media arts and art history making appearances.

Maine Media’s faculty includes master fine art photographers, photojournalists, cinematographers, directors, editors, screenwriters, and Emmy-winning sound engineers, as well as professors of book art, design and writing.

“The Alumni Lecture Series allows everyone in Maine and beyond to have access to talented artists and film industry professionals from regions like Los Angeles and New York,” said Michael Mansfield, president of Maine Media Workshops + College. Mansfield continued, “Camden National Bank and our other generous sponsors allow us to provide this free and accessible to everyone.”

“Camden National Bank is thrilled to support the Maine Media Lecture Series which encourages creativity and curiosity to enrich the lives of our customers, employees and neighbors in the State of Maine,” said Greg Dufour, President and CEO of the management of Camden National Bank.

The series premiere on January 6 at 1 p.m. EST features movie set photographer Chiabella James giving a behind-the-scenes look at her work on sets for Dune, King Richard, Star Wars and Mission Impossible.

The second talk in the series on January 13 at 5:00 p.m. EST features Los Angeles-based concept photographer Aline Smithson best known for her portraits that use humor and pathos. The conversation is moderated by Cig Harvey, an international artist based in Midcoast Maine. Smithson will talk about his new book, Fugue State, which reflects on the permanence of photographs and how digital and analog images can be destroyed over time.

Sponsors of the lecture series also include Community radio WERU FM89.9, Eaton Peabody Lawyers, Allen Insurance and Financial, B&H Photo and Video, Page gallery, Press of the two ponds, and Cedar Ridge Inn.

Participation is free and requires registration on

About Maine Media

Founded in 1973 as a summer school for photographers, Maine Media Workshops + College is now a non-profit, degree-granting institution offering more than 2,200 workshops, certificate programs and master classes in the fields photography, film, media art, printmaking, creative writing, and the book arts, serving domestic and international students annually online as well as on a 20-acre campus in Rockport, In Maine.


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