Our presenter was Jim McCarthy. He presented his recent project “Peace Elders: Watering the roots of nonviolence, community and social justice.”
This project includes portraits and photo-essays depicting the work of people who’ve been doing the real work of making our world a better place — both here in Maine and beyond. They range from a Quaker activist in Freeport who created a nonprofit to feed, shelter and educate AIDS orphans in Kenya to a self-taught heirloom apple detective who’s helping to save Maine’s most-treasured apples..
Jim retired almost three years ago from a 36-year career as a print journalist, with most of those years spent working as a reporter and editor at The Times Record daily newspaper in Brunswick. His work has appeared in juried exhibitions at the Cleveland Museum of Art, Butler Institute of American Art and Center for the Arts at the Chocolate Church, as well as in solo exhibitions in Maine and Ohio.
Members asked for feedback on these images they had recently taken.
Our assignment for this meeting was . . . Squirrels! Or, any garden wildlife – sit in your garden or a local park and see what emerges. Perhaps you have a bird feeder? Maybe you experiment with long exposure techniques to showcase movement? Or pull out a macro lens and look for the smallest examples of wildlife?
Members shared these additional images from their travels throughout the past month.