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Maine Landsc[r]apes
Photography by Jym St. Pierre

The public is invited to the opening reception from 5:30 - 8 p.m., Friday, November 14.

 

The photos are from St. Pierre’s series called Maine Landsc[r]apes, a series 25 years in the making. “I found myself drawn to images that were not just pretty pictures and not merely horrific scars on the Earth,”Jym explains, “but a combination both — images that can be viewed as pleasing and repulsive at the same time.”

 

Maine Landsc(r)apes depicts Jym St. Pierre’s professional sense of environmental injustice, his photographic sense of aesthetic irony, and his deep concern for the loss of natural beauty and ecological integrity in his home state of Maine. Rather than proselytize, Jym hopes to inspire people to action, “I am trying to sound an alarm against the inefficient use of land and water and sky in favor of a balance of uses, ranging from wilderness to well-sited, efficient development.”

 

Jym St. Pierre has been making pictures for over 40 years. He has been widely published in many periodicals, including People magazine, Sierra Club publications, and numerous newspapers. His photos have also been used in several books, such as To the Wilderness (cover), On Wilderness, and Between Person and Place. He has won numerous awards for his landscape and wildlife photography. In addition to his photography, St. Pierre has served in leadership positions both in public agencies and in nonprofit, public interest organizations at the local, state and national levels. A native of Auburn, he now lives in Brunswick.

The Maine Landsc[r]apes exhibit can be seen at Monkitree Gallery, 263 Water Street, Gardiner from November 14, 2014 - January 10, 2015.