“MENTOR: 40 Photographers, 40 Years,” the highlight event of Maine Media Workshops’ 40th anniversary year, had a gala opening July 27 at the Center for Maine Contemporary Art, longtime Rockport village neighbor of “The Workshops.”

The exhibition, curated by CMCA curator emeritus Bruce Brown and Maine Media professor Brenton Hamilton, honors the spirit of collaboration between master artists and their students fostered by what has become Maine Media Workshops + College. The exhibition runs through Sept. 22 at CMCA, 162 Russell Ave.