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 15th year now.

For the 2020 Show we solicited photos in the categories
Black and White, Color, Student, and Special Category (Documentary).

The juror for the 2020 Show was Greg Rec, the Chief Photographer of Portland Press Herald.

Click/tap for the virtual MPS 2020 Award Announcement

All selected work is posted at the online Gallery

You can also view all submitted and selected photos on our map at Entry 2020

BRAF Gallery Open Now! (Thursdays through Sundays)

We are pleased to announce that with our Govenor's permission,
the exhibition will now be available for viewing on the walls at the BRAF Gallery,
from Friday, May 29th to Friday, June 19th
Gallery is open Thursday through Sunday 11:00am to 5:00pm.
Masks are mandatory with only 10 people at a time in the gallery.
Social distancing remains in place.

Please be advised that your work must be picked up on the weekend of June 19th:
Friday from 3 to 5 PM, and Saturday and Sunday from 9 AM to 4 PM.
There is no storage space available, so please mark these dates on your calendar!
The process will be that you remove your image off the wall;
however, there will be someone to assist you, and an attendant will sign you out.
Face mask or face covering is required during pick up.

In case you need your photo to be shipped,
please contact BRAF and have Credit card available
to pay for shipping and handling.

2021 Contest Announcement!

While everyone can still enjoy the virtual show of this year's contest,
we want to give you an opportunity to get ready for your MPS entry in 2021!

We are glad to announce that the Portland native and resident
Bruce Brown will be the juror for next year's show.
Bruce is well known as a photographer, collector, and curator
for many art and photography exhibitions in Maine.

And to get your mind set for your entry to the next contest,
we identified the Special Category as Community Celebrations.
We thought that this may be an exciting but very challenging subject,
considering the life changing period we are in right now.
See more details here

Juror Greg Rec

Juror for Maine Photography Show 2020

Gregory Rec worked as a photojournalist at a weekly newspaper group in Connecticut for three years before attending the University of Montana to study Journalism and Spanish. He interned at the Portland Press Herald in the summer of 1995 and the Boston Globe the following year.

He was hired at the Press Herald in 1997 and over the past 22 years, he has photographed throughout Maine, covered the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks in New York City, twice embedded with Maine Army National Guard troops in Iraq, covered the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina in Louisiana and the 2010 earthquake in Haiti.

In 2004, Rec was named Journalist of the Year with columnist Bill Nemitz by the Maine Press Association for their work in Iraq. After only ten years at the Press Herald, he won the Master Photographer award from the New England Society of Newspaper Editors, an award usually reserved for veteran photographers.

  • Photo by Greg Rec

    Solstice Pool 

  • Photo by Greg Rec
    Solstice Sunrise 

  • Photo by Greg Rec