"We might climb a tree, at least." H. D. Thoreau

The impetus of this exhibition is the celebration of the bicentennial of the birth of Henry David Thoreau 1817 - 1862.  The Maine Museum of Photographic Arts is proud to collaborate with Adam Tuchinsky (dean) and Libby Bishoff (Director of the Center for Collaboration and Development, as well as Associate Professor of History) of the University of Southern Maine by hosting several events this year to pay tribute to Thoreau.  For our part, director Denise Froehlich of MMPA commemorates the ideas and writings of this visionary leader with an exhibition and a reissue of H. D. Thoreau’s Walking, published by Tilbury House Publishers in Thomaston, Maine.

"The portfolio/exhibition celebrates artists who are inspired by Thoreau and his interest in conservation and the transcendental movement.  Many photographers and works have been chosen because of a sensitivity/kinship to these ideals.  This is a timely endeavor In light of our state's efforts in conservation and stewardship (of the Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument), and we couldn’t be more proud of highlighting the great and thoughtful photographic artists of Maine."                                                 - Director Denise Froehlich                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

Keliy Anderson-Staley
Ethan Hayes-Chute
Gail Skudera
Sam Brooks Walker
Sarah Szwajkos
Dan Mills
Elizabeth Greenberg
Gary Green
Johanna Moore
D. M. Witman

 

 November 2, 2017- January 27, 2018

S.B. Walker Untitled, Walden, 2014, ink jet prints, 20 x 24 inches

S.B. Walker Untitled, Walden, 2014, ink jet prints, 20 x 24 inches

Gary Green, Along the Golden Road:  A Photographic Album of the North Maine Woods, 2008-9, birch wood cover, bound with album posts, archival pigment-prints, 13 x 19 inches

 

Keliy Anderson-Staley, Off the Grid series, 2010, ink jet prints, 20 x 40 and 30 x 40 inches

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Elizabeth Greenberg, Untitled, 2016, pigment print,30 x 40 inches

Elizabeth Greenberg, Untitled, 2016, pigment print,30 x 40 inches

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Ethan Hayes-Chute, from the series Beacons, 2015, Digital C-Print, 18 x 27 inches

Gail Skudera, Winter Woods, 2015, woven paper, vinyl and foil, 32 x 19 inches 

Gail Skudera, Winter Woods, 2015, woven paper, vinyl and foil, 32 x 19 inches 

S.B. Walker, Untitled, from the Walden series, 2014, 20 x 24 inches

D.M. Witman, Mourning, 2014-2017, Anthotype from Maine huckleberries printed on Arches Platine, 13.25 x 21.5 inches

D.M. Witman, Mourning, 2014-2017, Anthotype from Maine huckleberries printed on Arches Platine, 13.25 x 21.5 inches

D. M. Witman, Missing Peace/Piece, Anthotype from Maine blueberry printed on Rives BFK, 8 x 12 inches

D. M. Witman, Missing Peace/Piece, Anthotype from Maine blueberry printed on Rives BFK, 8 x 12 inches

D.M.Witman, Waiting, 2017, Anthotype from Maine blueberry printed on Rives BFK, 8 x 12 inches

D.M.Witman, Waiting, 2017, Anthotype from Maine blueberry printed on Rives BFK, 8 x 12 inches

D.M.Witman, I Look Up, 2017, Anthotype from onion skins printed on Rives BFK, 8 x 12 inches

D.M.Witman, I Look Up, 2017, Anthotype from onion skins printed on Rives BFK, 8 x 12 inches

Johanna Moore, Indian Pond Road,2014, 8 x 10 pinhole camera image, paper negative, digital enlargement, 34.5 x 39.5 inches

Johanna Moore, Indian Pond Road,2014, 8 x 10 pinhole camera image, paper negative, digital enlargement, 34.5 x 39.5 inches

Dan Mills, Location of Maine Writers, Color Coded by Half Century, 2017, acrylic, ink, and metallic paint on digitally altered map, 8 5/8 x 6 inches

Dan Mills, Location of Maine Writers, Color Coded by Half Century, 2017, acrylic, ink, and metallic paint on digitally altered map, 8 5/8 x 6 inches

Dan Mills, Actual and Fictional Settings and Places Mentioned in Stephen King Stories, and Thoreau Journeys, 2017, acrylic, gouache, ink, and metallic paint on digitally altered map, 18.25 x 12.75 inches

Dan Mills, Actual and Fictional Settings and Places Mentioned in Stephen King Stories, and Thoreau Journeys, 2017, acrylic, gouache, ink, and metallic paint on digitally altered map, 18.25 x 12.75 inches

Sarah Szwajkos, Heaven and Earth/Pre Liminal ll, Beech Hill, 2014, ink jet prints, 30 x 30 inches