In 2000, the Center for Maine Contemporary Art in Rockport presented the most comprehensive overview of the history of photography in Maine to date in its exhibition “Photographing Maine: 1840-2000.” On Saturday, Oct. 2, CMCA will open “Photographing Maine: Ten Years Later, 2000-2009.” The public is invited to a reception Saturday from 2 to 5 p.m.

Both exhibitions have been curated by Bruce Brown. Around half of the 120 contemporary photographers included in the last exhibition are in this exhibition as well. Work by 150 Maine photographers will fill all four galleries of the art center, located at 162 Russell Ave. in the village. Many of those photographers are from the Midcoast. Towns represented include Appleton, Camden, Cushing, Friendship, Hope, Lincolnville, Rockland, Rockport, South Thomaston, Thomaston and Waldoboro.

Photographs of landscapes, architecture, documentary scenes, and abstract and conceptual work are among the highlights in the exhibition, which represents a broad spectrum of stylistic and technical approaches including the use of digital technology in contemporary practices.

“Photographing Maine: Ten Years Later, 2000-2009” will run through Dec. 5. An online exhibition at will feature four images from each photographer, giving a broader view of each artist’s work. The images also will appear on screen during the exhibition.