The Tillman Crane Photography Gallery, 22 Pearl St., will host an open studio/gallery Saturday, June 17 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The public is invited to view 72 new platinum photographs on display throughout the gallery.

This year’s images focus on China and Japan. Tillman Crane will be demonstrating his darkroom printing process throughout the day, an opportunity to see how he uses both old and new cameras and technology to bring this turn-of-the-century process into the 21st century.

During this one-day event, all prints in the exhibit will be 25 percent off. In addition, Crane’s three in-print books — “Tillman Crane: STRUCTURE” (2001); “Odin Stone” (2008); and “A Walk Along the Jordan” (2009) — will also be available at discount.

Crane is a large-format photographer specializing in platinum/palladium photographic prints. As an artist, teacher, philosopher and photojournalist, he has been professionally involved with photography for more than 37 years. His photographs have been exhibited around the world and are included in major collections throughout the United States, China, England, Ireland, Italy and Scotland. Crane’s images also are included in several important books on contemporary photography.

Crane offers workshops across the globe, from Maine to China. His location-based classes are open to all levels of expertise and camera formats and focus on photographing, daily lectures and critiques. In addition, Crane teaches the art of platinum printing in both group and individual tutorials. Last year, Crane was inducted into the first class of the Alabama Artist Hall of Fame. He also was honored with a 100-print exhibition at the National Art Museum of China (Beijing).

The Tillman Crane Gallery is located in a beautifully restored 1920s house three blocks from downtown Camden. The gallery is open by appointment throughout the year. For more information, call 230-0199; email; or visit

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or