Virtual Maine History Talk with Kevin Johnson
Kevin Johnson, photo archivist for the Penobscot Marine Museum in Searsport, Maine will give a virtual guided tour of Rockland photographs found in the museum’s photography archives. Penobscot Marine Museum’s photography archives are made up of dozens of collections and include more than 300,000 photographic images spanning the 1880s to the recent past. Johnson’s slideshow and talk will explore the various collections with a special feature on Rockland, including the works of Kosti Ruohomaa, Maynard Bray, and Ed Coffin.
Kevin Johnson earned his bachelor’s degree from St. Joseph’s University and worked for a number of years as a paralegal before deciding he wanted to shift his focus to fine art photography. He earned his Professional Certificate in Photography from the Maine Photographic Workshops, where he first encountered the Eastern Illustrating and Publishing Company’s postcard collection. When the collection needed to be rehoused in 2007, Penobscot Marine Museum brought it into their archive. As the museum’s Photo Archivist, Kevin Johnson has cultivated its current collection into a robust array of works.
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