The American Society of Cinematographers

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ASC Photo Collection at Maine Media Workshops

June 27, 2011

Maine Media Workshops welcomes the community to the opening reception July 5, from 6:30 – 8pm of a unique exhibition of photographs at Maine Media Gallery. Presented in association with the American Society of Cinematographers (ASC), the show of work is comprised of images made by over 30 members of the venerable film organization.

Cinematographers are accustomed to viewing the world through the lens of a motion picture camera, but many are also accomplished still photographers. This exhibition showcases the fine art photography of the top cinematographers working in film today.

Many past and present members of Maine Media Workshops’ film faculty have work in the exhibition, including: Russell Carpenter (Titanic), Steven Fierberg (Love and Other Drugs), Robbie Greenberg (Free Willy), Francis Kenny (Justified), Jacek Laskus (Parting Glances), Isidore Mankofsky (The Muppet Movie), Robert Primes (Bird on a Wire), Dante Spinotti (Heat), John Toll (Braveheart), Vilmos Zsigmond (The Deer Hunter) and more.

Richard Crudo, ASC says “Our art form is different than still photography in many ways, but both disciplines share a vital purpose. As cinematographers, our creative process allows us to produce an indelible record of who we are and how we see the world.  Though the tools we use — light, composition and movement — have remained consistent, we always strive to apply them in ways that are both unique and revealing.”

Chartered in 1919, ASC membership is by invitation, based on an individual’s body of work. Currently, the membership roster comprises 302 cinematographers who hail from about 20 different countries. The ASC is been committed to educating aspiring filmmakers and others about the art and craft of cinematography.

The exhibition runs July 1 – 27. Maine Media Gallery is on the first floor of the Shepherd Building, 18 Central Street, Rockport Village. Gallery hours: Monday through Friday from 11am – 6 pm; Monday and Tuesday evenings from 7 – 8pm; Saturdays from 9am – 3pm; Sundays from 11am – 3pm. Sponsored in part by Maine, the magazine, this exhibition is free and open to the public.

For information on Maine Media Gallery exhibitions, faculty presentations, and all Maine Media programs, visit, call 207-236-8581, or email

Maine Media Workshops + College is a non-profit educational organization offering year-round workshops for photographers, filmmakers, and media artists. Students attend courses at all levels, from absolute beginners, serious amateurs, high school and college students, to working professionals.

Image by Steven Fierberg, ASC