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First Friday Art Walk: Photos of the Year

Friday, January 05 - 5:00pm - 8:00pm
Location: Main Library
Audience: Adults

Join us on the First Friday Art Walk to experience Portland Press Herald photojournalists’ best work of the year and meet the people behind the lens. The opening will be held from 5:00-8:00pm.

This collection features powerful moments from major news events, insightful portraits from in-depth features, the emotional highs and lows of high school sports, and the daily beauty of life all over Maine.

OLD ORCHARD BEACH - AUGUST 21: Members of two vacationing families observe the partial solar eclipse through some hand-improved solar glasses at Old Orchard

OLD ORCHARD BEACH – AUGUST 21: Members of two vacationing families observe the partial solar eclipse through some hand-improved solar glasses at Old Orchard Beach. From left: Paul Scango, Katie Vanlandingham, Samantha Scango, Avery Vanlandingham and Quinn Vanlandingham. (Staff photo by Ben McCanna/Staff Photographer)

There is so much to love in these images made in 2017 by the photographers of the Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram. There is the stunning composition, the split-second timing, the sheer beauty of light and color at play in the frame. But most of all, there is an invitation to see the world with playfulness, wonder and humanity.  We invite you to take a long look, and to linger with both the bold and quiet moments of our lives this year, from the drama of the possibility of freedom coming to a man imprisoned for 20-plus years to the silence of snow falling on a lobster boat or a girl with pink hair.

 

About the Series » First Friday Art Walk at PPL

Portland Public Library participates each month in Portland’s First Friday Art Walk throughout downtown Portland.  Join us each month for the opening reception of a new exhibit.  Light refreshments provided .  There are often Arts & Cultural events held in conjunction with First Friday Art Walk throughout the library – check ahead to see what’s happening!