“the word photography means drawing with light”

Pretty Ladies Dancing Around the Bay: Photography of Maine's Windjammers with Jim Dugan

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    CAMDEN — On Thursday, May 11, at 6:30 p.m., the Camden Public Library welcomes Rockland photographer Jim Dugan for an illustrated presentation about his photography and videos of Maine’s magnificent windjammers, many of which will be familiar to Camden residents and visitors.

    This is a hybrid event and will take place in the Picker Room and on Zoom. Find the Zoom link to attend on the "What's Happening" page at librarycamden.org, or register to attend on Zoom using this link.

    Jim Dugan has been teaching photography aboard the schooner Mary Day for over 20 years and has amassed a huge trove of images. And in the last couple years, he’s added drone photography and is FAA-licensed.

    “When I teach photography, I always emphasize that the word photography means ‘drawing with light.’ For me, light is the key,” said Dugan, in a CPL news release. “When the light is good, make lots of pictures. When the light is bad, take a nap.”

    Dugan’s pictures aren’t just about the pretty boats but also the hard-working crews, the long hours of fit-out and boatyard work, the camaraderie that builds among crew that work so hard together. 

    “Most of these pictures, I refer to as ‘Timeless Maritime’ as they could be from a hundred or more years ago. But they’re also about a very vital industry that exists today in Maine,” he said.

    Learn more about Jim Dugan at his website, jimdugan.com.

    Event Date: 

    Thu, 05/11/2023 - 6:30pm

    Event Location: 

    Camden Public Library and Zoom


    55 Main Street
    Camden, ME 04843
    United States