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Peter RalstonHere is some info on Peter Ralston, who will be the speaker at our November 7th meeting.  He will be speaking about his photography of the Maine coast, which he is best known for.  peter is going to be the judge for the 2018 Maine Photography show.

Last year he did a very powerful presentation of his photographs documenting the effects of climate change on the glaciers and the people in Greenland and North Eastern Canada near the Arctic Circle.
Bio:    Peter Ralston grew up in Chadd’s Ford, Pennsylvania, worked for a decade as a freelance photojournalist and then began photographing the coast of Maine in 1978, drawn especially to the working communities that define the coast’s enduring character.
His work has been seen in many books and magazines, featured on network television and has been exhibited in galleries, collections and museums throughout the United States and abroad.
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.
He created Ralston Gallery in Rockport, Maine, in 2011, selling his photographs as well as the work of his lifelong friends, Andrew and Jamie Wyeth. He is currently working on a book about the coast of Maine.
More detailed information is available on his site, www.ralstongallery.com.