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“Arctic Observations of Climate Change: Photographs of the Northwest Passage and Greenland”-Photographer Peter Ralston on Zoom through Scarborough Public Library
January 12, 2021 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm EST
The Camden Conference and the Scarborough Public Library present Peter Ralston on Tuesday, January 12 at 6:30pm via Zoom. An illustrated talk by Peter Ralston, renowned photographer, co-founder of the Island Institute, and owner of Ralston Gallery, Rockport, ME. Featuring photographs and stories from the west coast of Greenland and the Northwest Passage, Ralston will share observations of climate change.
Peter Ralston grew up in Chadd’s Ford, Pennsylvania. He worked for a decade as a freelance photojournalist and in 1978 began photographing the coast of Maine after being drawn especially to the working communities that define the coast’s enduring character.
Ralston’s work has been exhibited in galleries, collections, and museums throughout the United States and abroad. It is frequently featured on network television and graces the pages of books and magazines.
In 2003 he was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Laws Degree at Colby College for his photography as well as his role as co-founder of the Island Institute in 1983.
Peter opened Ralston Gallery in Rockport, Maine, in 2011, selling his photographs as well as the work of his lifelong friends, Andrew and Jamie Wyeth. Currently, he is working on a book about coastal Maine.
More information is available on his site, www.ralstongallery.com.