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Maine Sunday Telegram article in support of us!
WE had a great article in the audience section of the Maine Sunday Telegram written by Avery Yale Kamila. Thank you Avery!
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Feting the fine art in photos
By Avery Yale Kamila
The question seemed simple: How many photographers does the start-up Maine Museum of Photographic Arts plan to feature?
Dring last week’s Black & White Party in support of this exciting cultural development, I found myself chatting with two of the museum founders, Elizabeth Moss and Denise Froehlich. And when I asked this question, it launched the pair into a lighthearted debate.
Froehlich, who is a fine-art photographer and professor, argued for 300. But Moss, a gallerist with a business owner’s grasp of time and fiscal constraints, appealed for 200.
“The idea is there are so many photographers doing incredible contemporary work,” Froehlich said. “Right now, it’s an explosion of photography in Maine.”
Not only are more photographers actively working in the Pine Tree State – as evidenced by the “Capture” exhibition featuring 50 photographers with Maine ties, which was on view at the party – there’s no question that photography is gaining attention from collectors and cultural institutions, both locally and on the national stage.
But here in Maine, the places where you can regularly view photography are few and far between. To fill this void, the museum plans to launch a virtual exhibition space with bios and images from each of the site’s artists. The online museum would be supplemented by three or four shows each year in locations around the state.