MENTOR: 40 Photographers/40 Years

July 27 2013 to September 22 2013

MENTOR: 40 Photographers/40 Years is an exhibition honoring the spirit of collaboration between master artists and their students fostered by Maine Media Workshops & College, CMCA's longtime neighbor in Rockport village. Curated by CMCA curator emeritus Bruce Brown and Maine Media professor Brenton Hamilton, the exhibition is part of a yearlong celebration marking MMW+C's 40th Anniversary. The exhibition will feature the work of some of Maine Media’s best-known master teachers alongside the work of their students, who continue the connection with Maine Media through teaching and mentoring.

For 40 years, Maine Media has fostered relationships between emerging and established artists through its intense and immersive courses, building bonds between teachers and students that have lasted decades and spanned the globe. Artists learn and hone their craft in many ways, but perhaps no relationship is more instructive and lasting than one built with a mentor. Sharing a lifetime of knowledge with another artist—from favorite techniques and tools of the craft to inspiring self-criticism and deeper motivation—a mentor can propel an artist forward, illuminate new creative territory, and serve as a guide through periods of self-doubt.

Participating photographers include: 

  • Elizabeth Aanes
  • Sam Abell
  • Debbie Fleming Caffery
  • John Paul Caponigro
  • Paul Caponigro
  • Kate Carter
  • Christine Collins
  • Tillman Crane
  • John Goodman
  • Jay Gould
  • Elizabeth Greenberg
  • Ernst Haas
  • Brenton Hamilton
  • Cig Harvey
  • Susan Hayre
  • John Hirsch
  • Kate Izor
  • Ann Jastrab
  • Stella Johnson
  • Sean Kernan
  • Costa Manos
  • Arno Minkkinen
  • Arthur Meyerson
  • Andrea Modica
  • Arnold Newman
  • Elizabeth Opalenik
  • Renee Psiakis
  • Lilo Raymond
  • Eugene Richards
  • Jan Rosenbaum
  • Allison V. Smith
  • Craig Stevens
  • Joanna Swayze
  • Joe Swayze
  • Joyce Tenneson
  • Mat Thorne
  • Alan Vlach
  • Jo Ann Walters
  • Tim Whelan
  • Deanna Witman

Opening Reception: Saturday, July 27, 4 to 6pm