Photograph by Harlan Crichton taken in Florence, Oregon
Far Up Close, an exhibit of three Waldo County photographers, is on display at Waterfall Arts in Belfast through Friday, July 17. The exhibit encompasses selected work from long-celebrated Lou Garbus and emerging Abe Goodale and Harlan Crichton.
Lou Garbus (1917-2010) picked up a camera at the age of 12 in New York City and made thousands of images of his family and the people he met as a career mail carrier and through his community life in the Bronx and Searsmont. He was a passionate, popular teacher of the art of photography and creativity.
Raised in Montville and Liberty respectively, Abe Goodale and Harlan Crichton make sensitive images of the people and places they encounter in their travels: Goodale, as he walks through South America and Crichton on his motorcycle treks across the US.
Goodale is an artist, educator and professional wilderness guide with the National Outdoor Leadership School. He recently spent a year walking through the mountains of Patagonia, Chile and Peru, stopping in remote villages and getting to know the indigenous residents.
Crichton grew up in a community of artists and graduated from the Maine College of Art in 2012 with a BFA in photography. While travelling, he looks for out-of-the-way towns and spends time there, talking with residents and photographing them with a view camera. He currently lives in Moscow, Idaho.
Artist talk and screening is schedule with Goodale on Tuesday, July 14. An artist screening, with film clips of Lou Garbus by his long-time friend and filmmaker Dana Rae Warren takes place on Wednesday, June 17. All events begin at 7 pm; admission by donation at the door.
The Far Up Close exhibit is part of the 2015 Maine Photo Project, a statewide collaboration among museums, galleries, historical societies, and other nonprofit cultural organizations across the state. The project is organized by the Maine Curators’ Forum. For more information, visit http://www.mainephotoproject.org./