Photo: Steel “boom jumper” No. 35 being launched by crane for sea trials on April 18, 1952 at Rockland’s General Foods Shipyard.  Photo by Jim Moore.

Jim Moore: Midcoast Correspondent

At Camden Public Library, 55 Main Street, Camden, Maine
April 1 – April 30, 2024

As a child, Jim Moore had an opportunity to visit a noted news photographer’s darkroom, which sparked a lifelong interest in cameras and photography. In 1940, he moved to Rockland with his new bride, Cecile, where he became Correspondent Reporter/Photographer for the Portland Press Herald’s Rockland office, and represented other Gannett Publishing papers in Maine. During his career, he distinguished himself as a photojournalist, receiving local and national awards for his work. He worked with fellow midcoast photographers Kosti Ruohomaa and Carroll Thayer Berry to publish Maine Coastal Portrait in 1959. Moore died in 2001. The lion’s share of his archive resides at the Rockland Historical Society. However, the Penobscot Marine Museum was able to acquire nearly 2,000 of his maritime themed, large format negatives in 2022. The two institutions have joined forces to create this exhibit of Moore’s maritime photographs. The show was guest curated by Maine wooden boat expert Maynard Bray.

Join PMM Digital Curator Matt Wheeler for an illustrated talk at Camden Library on Tuesday, April 16, from 6:30-8:00pm. The presentation will explore Moore’s life and work as a denizen of midcoast Maine.