Entries sought for 2013 MainePhotography Show


BOOTHBAY HARBOR — Entries are being taken for the Maine Photography Show, a statewide juried exhibition of fine photography open to all amateur and professional photographers with a Maine address. Deadline is midnight Feb. 1. In addition to the general “Black and White,” “Color,” and “Student” categories, this season’s special theme is “Trees.”

 Each photographer may enter only three images total. Judges and the MPS Committee define abstract images as ones that “capture form and design elements in any way you can imagine and we’ve never seen before.”

The MPS contest received a record-breaking set of over 800 images in 2012 from more than 300 photographers. The eighth annual Maine Photography Show will be judged by the nationally known nature photographer Tony Sweet. After successful careers as a jazz musician and educator, and professional magician, Sweet settled on photography as his chosen means for personal expression. Beginning as a film photographer, he reluctantly moved to the digital age. Probably one of the last of his peers to “go digital,” Sweet has become facile in imaging software, specializing in plugins. His photography is published worldwide in every medium and is represented by Getty Images. He has authored several books on the art of photography.

More than $1,000 in prizes will be awarded. To enter, get more information, or see last year’s show, visit mainephotographyshow.com. The 2013 Maine Photography Show will open to the public on Saturday, April 13, and continue through May 3, at the Boothbay Region Art Foundation gallery at One Townsend Ave.