Kosti Ruohomaa: The Maine Assignments

May 27-October 16, 2022

An LL Bean worker trims a hunting boot under the watchful eyes of a moose mount. 1952 LB2017.19.41330. Photo by Kosti Ruohomaa, Black Star©

Kosti Ruohomaa: The Maine Assignments explores the ways that Mainers lived, celebrated, made their livings, recreated, and communicated. While many of Ruohomaa’s most iconic images stand on their own, he approached his assignments with a photo essay in mind – telling the story through a series of photographs. This exhibit embraces that approach and presents his assignments through the eye of a magazine editor. It allows a deeper look at Ruohomaa’s work and technique and helps viewers gain more insight into the man and his photographs. Kosti Ruohomaa: The Maine Assignments has been funded in part by generous support from lead sponsor L.L. Bean, and Camden National Wealth Management and Allen Insurance and Financial.