Larry Hayden is a visual artist who uses drawing, photography and social media to reveal, contemplate, and illuminate his experience of the world.
Patrick Scholz is a photographer/graphic designer/painter, residing in Portland, Maine. His interest in photography began at a young age, as he learned from his grandfather and parents, who were also multi-disciplined artists. As an artist, he feels everyone has the responsibility to create work that elicits a response such as empathy or introspection–the first steps toward changing attitudes.
Laura Ramage lives in Freeport but is a photography student in Pennsylvania. She has been studying photography since she was 11 and has explored all types of photography with a special place in her heart for travel and food photography. She won the “Student” category of the Maine State Photography show in 2011 and 2012.
Ryan Brownewell is a photographer who was born and raised in Maine, and now resides in Portland. His interest in photography began as a teenager, when he first picked up a Kodak point-and-shoot. Since moving to Portland, he has photographed all parts of the city and enjoys telling stories through his images.
Jonathan Reece is a commercial photographer based in Portland, Maine whose work centers around Architecture, Creative Portraiture, and Dance. Working with other people to make beautiful images is what he loves most about photography.
Stephen Davis Phillips is a photographer residing on Munjoy Hill in Portland. His fascination with the field stems from the people, places, and objects he photographs, and extends to the nature of light and the cameras ability to capture it.
Sarah Morrill is an editorial and commercial photographer based in Portland, Maine. She has lived and worked in Massachusetts and Oregon, but happily returned to her roots in Maine. Having studied photography and video at Lesley University, Sarah makes multimedia artwork when she is not photographing. She can be found all over Maine, appreciating the landscape and community with her camera.
Brian Fitzgerald is an editorial and commercial portrait photographer. He shoots wherever he can – from Utah to Iraq – but calls Portland, Maine home. In 15 years as a photo journalist and photo editor, Brian has photographed farmworkers to presidents and everyone in-between. He’s an expert storyteller with a camera and his studio is mobile.
Anne Bailey is a photojournalist, videographer, and multimedia instructor at the Salt Institute for Documentary Studies. Before coming to Portland, Anne taught at the University of Montana School of Journalism, the Freedom Forum Diversity Institute, and the Rocky Mountain School of Photography. She is the founder of two citizen journalism training programs in the Democratic Republic of Congo and Tunisia and focuses her own documentary work on social issues in the United States and overseas.
David Zwickerhill grew up in Massachusetts and Colorado before putting down roots in Portland, Maine in 2003. He received a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Southern Maine, but originally acquired his eye for making images from his mother, a painter. His dedication lies in providing images that capture the spirit of the day.
Matthew Robbin’s early years were spent in New York and Massachusetts where his father initiated his enjoyment of photography. His family moved to Maine during his high school years, where Matt discovered the true joy of photographs. He’s remained in Portland ever since, enjoying the city’s terrific music and art scenes.
Greta Rybus is an editorial photographer based in Portland, Maine. Raised in Idaho, in a family fond of traveling and relocating, she studied photojournalism and cultural anthropology in Missoula, Montana before relocating to Portland. She applies an editorial style to portraiture, food, commercial and photojournalistic assignments.
“The Portland PechaKucha is the only one of its kind that offers ‘spotlight sponsorships.’ Sponsors are recognized when their signage, illuminated by flashlight, is carried back and forth across the dark stage. Inspired by that analog celebration and PechaKucha’s general spirit of innovation, I have made a portrait of each presenter lit only by a single flashlight.” -GR
Amanda Kowalski is a freelance photographer and multimedia producer living in New England. Her clients have included and images have appeared in: Maine Home & Design Magazine, The New York Times, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, ABC News online, Fast Company blog, Maine Magazine, Strings Magazine among others.
Peter Jensen Bissell is a commercial photographer living in Portland, Maine. He started documenting the things around him before he was social and shared his pictures online to a growing audience before uploads were mobile.
Whitney Fox is a storyteller who uses photographs and multimedia platforms to tell a visual narrative about the people and places she encounters. Her work strives to promote communication, build relationships and spark unexpected dialogue.
Nathan Eldridge’s personal vision explores the challenges and joys of the human condition. From a child swinging on a summer day, to recreating an accident for first responder education, he’s run the gauntlet.
Tom Couture is a New England-based music photographer, specializing in artist promotional, live music and event coverage, with contributions in Metal Hammer, Revolver, Modern Drummer, Total Guitar and Dispatch Magazine based in Portland, Maine.
Robbie Kanner is a graphic designer, photographer, new media artist, and ginger ale drinker out of the better Portland. And he’s the print designer and music editor for Dispatch Magazine.
Now rooted in South Portland, Cara Slifka is a commercial and editorial photographer and native Mainer, born and bred in the midcoast. Cara’s work has been featured in Maine Magazine, Maine Home & Design, Boston Magazine, Portland Magazine, visitmaine.com and GQ.com.
“Inspired by Pecha Kucha’s theme of ‘20’, each of my images is actually 20 images — one for each slide — stacked on top of one another. I fretted the end result may turn out be a pile of unidentifiable mess, but was pleasantly surprised in the end to find each piece became almost painterly, coming together to tell the individual story of each presenter.” -CS