Local History Talk: Kosti Ruohomaa
Co-sponsored with the Rockland Historical So. Curator and author Deanna Bonner-Ganter will discuss her many yfffears researching the life and work of nationally known photojournalist Kosti Ruohomaa. Ruohomaa grew up on a blueberry farm on the top of Dodge Mountain in Rockland. After graduating from Rockland High School and art school in Boston, Kosti worked for Walt Disney, but his real love was photography. He sold his photos to Black Star, and they appeared in Life Magazine, Look, National Geographic, Ladies Home Journal, Saturday Evening Post, Time, and Down East. His photographs capture a kinder, simpler, romantic Maine that was slowly passing into history. Following her presentation, Deanna will sign books, and there will be refreshments in the Museum of the Rockland Historical Society.