The Maine Photography Show

(Presented by Boothbay Region Art Foundation)

MPS has been the annual premier juried gallery show of photography in Maine
in the 16th year now.

Bruce Brown was the juror for this season's show.
Bruce is well known as a photographer, collector, and curator
for many art and photography exhibitions in Maine.

For the 2021 Show we solicited photos in the categories
Black and White, Color, Student, and Special Category (Community Celebrations).

The Special Category Community Celebrations
is an exciting but also very challenging subject,
considering the life changing period we are in right now.

110 selected photographs were exhibited at the BRAF gallery,
and as in previous years are now available online at this website.
The Exhibition Catalog can be ordered now and the prize winners have been announced!
(Go to Winners 2021 for more details.)

Thanks to the generous contributions from our Sponsors
we were able to award prize winners of the 2021 Show for all categories
and a Best of Show with cash prizes similar to previous years.

Juror Bruce Brown

Juror for Maine Photography Show 2021

Portland native and resident Bruce Brown has curated well over 150 Maine photography exhibitions from 1988 to 2006 as curator of the Center for Maine Contemporary Art (CMCA now in Rockland), from 2013 to 2018 as co-founder of the PhoPA Gallery (Photography and Paper) in Portland in conjunction with The Maine Media Workshops + College in Rockport and currently at Cove Street Arts since June 2019.

His Maine photography collection has been featured at the Fryeburg Academy Art Museum, the Portland Museum of Art, the Bangor Art Museum, the Colby College Museum of Art, and CMCA in Rockland.

He has served as an independent guest curator for several photography exhibitions statewide from Presque Isle to Ogunquit as well as in New Hampshire, Massachusetts, New York City and Brooklyn.

In 2009 he received an honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters degree from the University of Maine in Presque Isle in support of the visual arts in Maine.

  • Bruce Brown

    Portrait of Bruce Brown by Jack Montgomery 

  • Hạlong Bay - by Bruce Brown

    Hạlong Bay, Vietnam 

  • Sunrise - by Bruce Brown

    Sunrise, Kilauea Volcano, Hawaii 

  • After the Ice Storm, Eastern Prom - by Bruce Brown

    After the Ice Storm, Eastern Prom, Portland 

  • Portland Observatory - by Bruce Brown

    Portland Observatory