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Kosti Ruohomaa’s Beloved Maine
May 20, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
May 20th at 6pm on Zoom
Free, register here
Kosti Ruohomaa’s Beloved Maine, a slideshow and lecture by Deanna Bonner-Ganter, focuses on Rockland, Maine photographer Kosti Ruohomaa’s Maine photographs. Deanna Bonner-Ganter is the perfect guide to explore Ruohomaa’s work and legacy. She spent more than 30 years researching his life and work. In 2016, her definitive biography, Kosti Ruohomaa Photographer Poet was published by Downeast Books. She recently retired from the Maine State Museum in Augusta where she spent her career as a curator.
Ruohomaa was a storyteller with his camera. He captured the spirit and culture of Maine through its people and landscape like few other photographers have ever done. Ruohomaa’s photographs were featured in various publications including Life Magazine, Look, National Geographic, Ladies Home Journal, and Down East. In 2018, a large collection of Ruohomaa’s work was given to Penobscot Marine Museum by his agency, Black Star of New York. This collection is a remarkable resource. While his published work is fairly well known, it represents less than 10% of the photographs he made; the rest of his photographs had never been seen by the general public.