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  • “Jim Moore: Midcoast Correspondent” – An Illustrated Talk

    Jim Moore

    The Penobscot Marine Museum, in collaboration with the Rockland Historical Society, will present an illustrated talk titled “Jim Moore: Midcoast Correspondent.” The presentation will explore Moore’s photojournalism chronicling civic, cultural, and commercial life in Midcoast Maine. This event is presented in conjunction with the “Jim Moore: Midcoast Correspondent” exhibit from the Penobscot Marine Museum in the Picker Room Gallery.
    As a child, Jim Moore had the opportunity to visit a noted news photographer’s darkroom, which sparked a lifelong interest in cameras and photography. In 1940, Jim and his wife Cecile moved to Rockland, where Jim became Correspondent Reporter/Photographer for the Portland Press Herald’s Rockland office, and represented other Gannett Publishing papers in Maine. During his career, he distinguished himself as a photojournalist, receiving local and national awards for his work. He worked with fellow Midcoast photographers Kosti Ruohomaa and Carroll Thayer Berry to publish Maine Coastal Portrait in 1959. Moore died in 2001.
    The Penobscot Marine Museum was able to acquire nearly 2000 of his large format negatives in 2022; these images are predominantly maritime-themed. The lion’s share of his archive resides at the Rockland Historical Society. The two institutions have joined forces to create this exhibit of Moore’s maritime photographs. The show was guest-curated by Maine wooden boat expert Maynard Bray.
    FMI or for Zoom links: email


    Jul 18 2024


    6:30 pm


    Rockland Public Library - Community Room
    80 Union St, Rockland, ME 04841, USA

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