Emerging Photographers in Conversation
Sunday, February 7, 2-4pm

Join us Sunday for an informal discussion with featured photographers from current exhibition Seeing Through: Maine Photographers, 30 and Under. These artists will be joined by professional photographers, further along in their artistic careers, Jon Edwards, Tonee Harbert, and Rose Marasco.

This will be a lively exchange of ideas about the work on view and discussion about the challenges facing new artists: how to get your work out there, find opportunities, establish a studio practice and more.  Our guest photographers will share their experiences and insight in this open discussion.
Come join in the conversation! 

This event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments provided!

About the Guest Photographers

Jon Edwards is one of PhoPa's co-directors and also a fine art/documentary photographer who practiced environmental and civil right law for over twenty-five years.  Shortly after earning an MFA in Photography, he received an Aaron Siskind Foundation Individual Photographer Grant, was a finalist in the 2008 CDS’s First Book Prize, and was nominated for the Center’s Santa Fe Prize for Photography.   He has exhibited internationally, and has photographs in the permanent collections of, among others, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, the Portland (ME) Museum of Arts and the Farnsworth Museum. 

Tonee Harbert received a degree in Visual Communication from Ohio University in 1986. He has lived and worked in Maine since 1988, photographing both the state and its inhabitants.  His work traverses the documentary, editorial, and fine art photography realms.  Harbert has received grants from the Maine Arts Commission and the Maine Community Foundation as well as an Emmy award in 2013.  His photographs have been included in two motion pictures and exhibited at the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Portland Museum of Art, Danforth Museum of Art, University of Miami (FL), the Institute of Contemporary art at Maine College of Art, and the Center for Maine Contemporary Art. 

Rose Marasco is a prolific photographer and distinguished professor who has lived and worked in Maine since 1979.  Marasco developed the photography program at University of Southern Maine where she taught for over 30 years. She has exhibited internationally, including significant solo shows at Portland Museum of Art, Houston Center for Photography, Universite de Bretagne Occidentale, Brest, France, Sarah Morthland Gallery in New York, and The Farnsworth Museum of Art in Rockland, Maine. Her photographs are included in public collections including: The Fogg Museum at Harvard University; Fidelity Investments Corporate Art Collection; The Davis Museum and Cultural Center at Wellesley College; Photography Collection at The New York Public Library;The Portland Museum of Art; and the Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution. Marasco has a B.F.A. from Syracuse University and a M.F.A. from the Visual Studies Workshop, Rochester, New York.