ROCKPORT — From Jan. 3 through 30, the Rockport Public Library, 1 Limerock St., exhibits a show of photography entitled “Embracing Stillness” by local photographer Anne Brown. The display features images paying homage to the stark beauty of wintertime in Maine. The photos are on view on the library’s “Art Wall,” located in the building’s lower level.

Anne Brown

Brown aims to capture “the true essence of a place or a person” with her work. “I am an extremely curious person,” confesses Brown. “I am constantly observing and synthesizing the world around me. I find beauty everywhere.” Her photos capture winter’s clear blue skies, golden light and remarkably long shadows. She also focuses on crisp textures and winter’s softly subtle color palettes.

Brown is celebrating her third winter in Rockland, having moved from Boston to the Midcoast to “live a simpler life and be closer to nature.” As a photographer and videographer, she is primarily self-taught and has taken intensive workshops throughout Boston, Maine and Arizona. Brown says she believes in “simplicity, social justice, community, and the ability for nature to teach and heal — and I actively pursue projects that explore these themes.”

“Pemaquid Tower Winter” by Anne Brown.