Maine Media Workshops welcomes the community to the opening reception Tuesday, July 5 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. of a unique exhibition of photographs at Maine Media Gallery on the first floor of the Shepherd Building, 18 Central St. Presented in association with the American Society of Cinematographers, the show of work is comprised of images made by more than 30 members of the venerable film organization.

Cinematographers are accustomed to viewing the world through the lens of a motion picture camera, but many also are accomplished still photographers. This exhibition showcases the fine art photography of the top cinematographers working in film today. Many past and present members of MMW’s film faculty have work in the exhibition including Russell Carpenter (“Titanic”), Steven Fierberg (“Love and Other Drugs”), Robbie Greenberg (“Free Willy”), Francis Kenny (“Justified”), Jacek Laskus (“Parting Glances”), Isidore Mankofsky (“The Muppet Movie”), Robert Primes (“Bird on a Wire”), Dante Spinotti (“Heat”), John Toll (“Braveheart”), Vilmos Zsigmond (“The Deer Hunter”) and more.

“Our art form is different than still photography in many ways, but both disciplines share a vital purpose. Though the tools we use — light, composition and movement — have remained consistent, we always strive to apply them in ways that are both unique and revealing,” said Richard Crudo, ASC.

Chartered in 1919, ASC membership is by invitation, based on an individual’s body of work. Currently, the membership roster comprises 302 cinematographers who hail from about 20 different countries. The ASC is been committed to educating aspiring filmmakers and others about the art and craft of cinematography.

Maine Media Gallery hours are weekdays from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. (plus 7 to 8 p.m. Mondays and Tuesdays); Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.; and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sponsored in part by Maine. The Magazine, this exhibition is free and open to the public. For more information, call 236-8581, send email to or visit on Maine Media Gallery exhibitions, faculty presentations, and all Maine Media programs, visit

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